A micro-agglomerated cork closure, perfectly sterilized, tied without glue. Thanks to this feature it is able to avoid the risk of TCA infection.
It's Sughera, the first closure developed by Labrenta without glue to be in contact with the wine. The company had concluded a ten-year process of research crowned with a patent. The innovation consists of a special blend of pharmaceutical polymer that is a natural tie between cork micro-grain.
For wine producers, this means that they can offer a purer closure, completely recyclable. «We are in front of a really revolutionary product - underlines Gianni Tagliapietra, CEO of Labrenta - In the last years, the wine-making world pointed to micro-agglomerated closures, leaving out that in this way you put in touch wine with glue. Our company studied and realized a product without glue that today is improved by an additional innovation».
Indeed the new Sughera is the result of sophisticated micro-injections - another Labrenta patent - that allows to repeat the nature of cork.
Creating on the closure surface particular grooves, realized to repeat the details of natural cork, Sughera has a great effect, not only for visual effect. Also for touch, the natural perception of velvet effect its the same.
«I have tested Sughera and I think that is a great solution - confirms Stefano De Vicari, best Venetian Sommelier 2009 - in addition to being an ecological and natural product, Sughera maintains the features of a cork closure: performance uniformity, homogeneity of extraction force and spring back, purity in contact with the wine. Very important is that this closure is able to avoid the risk of TCA and it does not contain chemical or synthetic glues». The entire production is developed in Italy.