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 
Maturation

 

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

 

Slowly developing aged characteristics.  Still fresh and vibrant
Oxidation

 

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?
Cork

 

What do the drinkers like to purchase?
Screw cap!

 

Why do we bottle the wine under two closures?

 

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