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Going screw-capped!

Screw-cap

Starting from their 2006 vintage, our Cono Sur white wines plus Pinot Noir will inaugurate a new, fun and trendy look.

Starting from their 2006 vintage, our Cono Sur white wines plus Pinot Noir will inaugurate a new, fun and trendy look, greatly defined by the incorporation of wine screw-caps. The stylised and elegant seal belongs to the Stelvin line manufactured by the French firm, Pechiney. It’s a screw cap especially designed for wine bottles, with an aluminium exterior and last generation plastic liner (highly elastic and resistant), which absolutely prevents any gas exchange or leakage.
These characteristics are an obvious advantage for white wines, intended to be drunk fresh and young. The decision to take Pinot Noir to the same sealing stage was taken after considering the general positive reaction and also the excellent performance the closure has showed so far. Adolfo Hurtado, Cono Sur winemaker, says: “White varieties benefit a great deal from a bottle life that safeguards their youthful and fresh character. Pinot Noir maybe seems more out there. Nonetheless, the decision to screw-cap it becomes natural when you consider that among red varieties, this is the most prone to oxidation and whose body, acidity and fruit base are at their best when the wine is new and crisp.”