Screw Cap Wines
There’s nothing like the ‘pop’ of a cork when opening a bottle of wine or champagne! However, did you know that corks may “taint” the wine, or allow oxygen to leak into the bottle–leading to oxidation? Note: There are those that argue that a small amount of oxygen helps to “age” the wines properly, thus the continued use of corks over screw caps.
Since 1964, some wine-makers have opted to use screwcaps to seal the bottles, rather than the traditional corks. The lower failure rate of screwcaps makes screw cap wine longer-lasting, and less likely to spoil during production, shipping, and storage.
Screwcaps are also easier to open, and are great for preserving the fresh fruit characters of wines designed to be drunk within a few years of the vintage. If you are looking for quality screwcap wine, check out the wines below. We’ve got the best organic wines from around the world for you to choose from.
As with the Bousquet Chardonnay, there’s a desire to let the quality of the fruit speak for itself, so the wine is aged in oak for just six months before being put into bottle.
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The wine is clear golden yellow in colour with fruity aromas of quince, pear, and notes of citrus.
Consistently impressive this elegant red is one of our favourites. 91 Points – Tim Atkin MW
Low alcohol, medium-sweet Riesling from the famous Mosel valley
Full-bodied and rich red blend made with no add sulphur
Outstanding medium-sweet Riesling
Pure, citrus and apple-scented Riesling perfection. ‘Strikingly, fiercely elegant!‘ JancisRobinson.com