Cork is an invaluable richness of Nature. The regular stripping of cork from the cork oak is a fundamental contribution to the ecological, economic and social sustainability of vast areas of rural land from the Mediterranean Region, where cork oak forests occur and are exploited. António Almeida Cortiças has the privilege of benefiting from this gift.
We believe that the Cork Stopper is the ideal solution for sealing all kinds of wines. Despite the technological advances made in the search for new sealing solutions, in particular in the search for synthetic materials, the molecular characteristics of cork confer unique sealing properties to cork stoppers, adaptable to the different kinds of bottles, thus enabling the balanced wine ageing.
Cork stoppers are a particularity of the wine sector and their use has a major impact on the sustainable conservation of the forest. As a result of this important role, the counteraction of cork stoppers against carbon emissions should be taken into account. Scientific studies on the extraordinary properties of natural cork and several decades of use of cork stoppers to preserve great wines are indisputable evidence that allow us, strictly speaking, to consider it the closure par excellence for all kinds of wines.
Over the years, certain of the excellence of natural cork, António Almeida Cortiças has been steering all human and technical resources to the product manufacture and control, thus contributing to the preservation of great wines and to perpetuating the rituals of elegance and tradition.