You probably find it strange to find a page dedicated to a cap in the About Us section of our website.
In fact you will find some of our products sealed with this type of cap, and therefore it is part of us, the result of precise choices even if it arouses some perplexity when it is combined with wine.
The first thought that comes to mind when thinking of the screw cap is that the product is low quality. This derives from the fact that it was used by an extremely economical market segment and linked to large-scale retail trade. The problem that afflicted these wines was very different, certainly not the cap. The oenological techniques, the quality of the closures and the undeniable problems that derive from traditional closures (first of all to find high quality cork) shift the needle of the scales clearly in favor of alternative closures.
However, it is not our job to bore you or instruct you on this type of closure, but rather explain why we chose it.
We have embarked on a path of organic farming, but exactly what does it mean to us? It means being much more careful both to the environment, using agronomic practices that stimulate a natural resistance to diseases and pests, and to the health of the consumer who buys our wines. Here are listed and explained some advantages that have led us to the screw cap:
- They are almost hermetic caps. Which means that the amount of air that enters the wine is negligible, thus avoiding the accelerating action of oxygen in the aromas and tannins. This immediately results in a decrease in added sulphites, which in sensitive individuals can cause disturbances of various kinds, and in the long run, aromatically more stable wines.
- They do not make any aromatic deviations to the wine. Conventional closures have several problems. Starting from the infamous “smell of cork”, extremely easy to recognize, going to alterations to the wine, less perceptible by people not trained to taste.
- They are completely recyclable. They are an aluminum extrusion, which is a metal that can be recycled countless times, with a food polymer seal inserted to close it. You can safely throw the bottle into the glass container, and everything will be reused.
- They are easy to open and close. That may seem trivial but it is not, especially during daily use. When you do not finish a bottle, you can easily close it without using a stopper or without cutting the cap to get it into the neck of the bottle.
With that said, we should also specify that we do not use a screw cap for all our products. Some wines, in fact, need small amounts of oxygen to express themselves to the fullest and make it fully enjoyable.
Finally, therefore, we absolutely do not want to say that the screw cap is the medicine to all the enological problems in the world, but it is certainly an effective vaccine that protects from many problems.