Heathcote Victoria Australia

Screw Cap versus Cork

Screw Cap versus Cork

When do the wines start to differ?

We have observed that there is little difference between the two sealed wines until three to four years after bottling.


What happens at years three to four?

Characteristic Screw Cap Cork 


Almost non-existent.  The wine retains the fresh fruit character of a young wine 


Slowly developing aged characteristics.  Still fresh and vibrant


Almost non-existent.  This is causing the wine to develop reductive characteristics eg. evident oak and tannins Slowly developing the wine.  Silky integration of primary fruit and oak flavours adding a degree of spiciness and richness not evident in the young wine 


Wine integration Yes Yes


Crust development Yes Yes



What do the drinkers like to drink?


What do the drinkers like to purchase?
Screw cap!


Why do we bottle the wine under two closures?


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