Leading Portuguese cork stopper brand Amorim has released a new technology that guarantees all sparkling wine corks will come free of detectable TCA taint.
The new system, called NDtech Sparkling, is based on the original NDtech for still wine cork stoppers that Amorim implemented three years ago. Like the original NDtech, the new system guarantees that any TCA-affected sparkling wine cork on the market will carry a TCA content below the detectable threshold of 0.5ng/l.
Amorim expects high global demand and will therefore be running the NDtech Sparkling system 24/7. ‘Some of the leading names in the sparkling and champagne industry are our clients and will benefit greatly from using our technology,’ Amorim head of marketing and communications Carlos de Jesus told Imbibe.
Amorim’s sparkling wine stoppers consist of a cork agglomerate shank and two natural corks discs attached to the end that comes into contact with the wine. The new technology focuses on the analysis of the natural cork discs only and is designed to take into account the three diameters typically used to seal sparkling wine bottles: 48x29.5mm, 48x30.5mm and 48x31mm.