28 November 2022
In order to continue to offer producers a range of solutions best adapted to their wines, Diam Bouchage is further expanding its range of corks for still wines. Since each wine has specific requirements in terms of oxygen transfers, the French cork-producer will offer a wider range of permeability options starting January 2023. This will apply to the Diam 10 and Diam 30 corks that are designed for long-maturing wines.
For 20 years, Diam Bouchage has been the only manufacturer offering an organoleptic security solution with traditional corks and guaranteed individually to be without releasable TCA*. Today, the entire wine industry agrees that Diam Bouchage has definitively resolved the problem of corking.
Whilst other cork manufacturers continue to work on reducing TCA contamination, for Diam Bouchage the problem is over. Diam is now considering that oxygen control should be the primary focus of modern oenology.
For a few years now, the company has been focusing its efforts on collaborating with universities across the world, a massive investment in R&D, the establishment of an integrated oenology division as well as the development of specific new industrial capabilities.
In 2021, Diam Bouchage launched its all-new Mytik Diam 10 cork for sparkling wines with a much lower OIR (Oxygen Initial Release) than that of traditional corks and a very low OTR (Oxygen Transfer Rate. And of course, with consistency from one cork to the next.
This year, the range of Diam corks for still wines is evolving to respond to the demand.
“Until now, we only had a single permeability option for long maturing wines – very low – which was particularly well suited for slow ageing of the wine. For wines with a simpler profile, our clients have been asking us for a cork solution with a greater O2 permeability”, said Dimitri Tixador, Director of Permeability at the Diam Bouchage R&D Division.
As such, the company began to work on elaborating a new formula offering greater permeability whilst retaining the same essential mechanical characteristics over time.
“This was a complex task to achieve. Producing a cork with a high level of initial mechanical properties and solid density, whilst also allowing for a greater oxygen permeability”, continued Dimitri Tixador.
This technical prowess is the result of more than 3 years of intense research and high-precision calculations regarding oxygen release through cork. The production of these new corks marks the perfect balance between formulation and volume.
Bruno de Saizieu, VP of Sales, believes that we are at the start of a major breakthrough in cork solutions:
“In the future, our clients will be able to bottle the same wine, on the same day, by using different Diam corks depending on the purpose of the bottle and the desired maturity characteristics of the wine. Consumers will be able to order different bottles of the same wine to enjoy them at their optimum quality with different periods of maturity!”
This new permeability option will allow a greater aromatic intensity of the wine quicker whilst guaranteeing optimal and controlled ageing.
Today, Diam Bouchage offers a range of corks that gives wine producers with a real oenological tool to age their wines in many different ways.
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