Cork Types

100% sustainable, recyclable and renewable

Cork stoppers are the most famous product of the cork industry. It is the most produced and most exported. More than 12 billion bottles of wine are closed every year with cork, keeping all the qualities of this drink intact for centuries. The cork stopper has been the closure par excellence of wine for many years, chosen by more than 70% of producers. Cork’s relationship with wine began in ancient Egypt as a closure for amphorae.

Unique properties

The natural properties of the cork stopper afford the wine industry a stopper with incomparable characteristics. Lightness (a cork contains about 90% of air or similar gas), flexibility, elasticity and compressibility (given by the 750,000,000 cells) allow the cork stopper to regains its initial form, ensuring a perfect adaptation to the neck of the bottle. This adaptation is dynamic over time, as it accompanies the expansions and contractions that the glass undergoes due to variations in the temperature of the environment, ensuring that the bottle remains sealed. Impermeability to liquids, virtually impervious to gases and the imputrescible nature that ensures high resistance to moisture and thus to oxidation, are important features which make cork stoppers the preferred closure of producers and consumers.