Consumers can appreciate the appearance and the feel of natural cork with our Pearl® microagglomerate. Pearl® stoppers show our continuous commitment toward sustainability and the value chain of the product. The cork shavings, following the punching of natural cork stoppers, are carefully selected, processed and reduced to uniformly-sized particles through a number of mechanical operations. These particles will be subjected to a vaporization and sterilization process through our SARA® system. Only food-grade glues are used.
of consumers around the world, on average, prefer cork and associate it with a wine of quality and elegance.
of US wine consumers associate the cork stopper with quality wines*;
of French wine consumers prefer cork**;
of Italian consumers consider that natural cork is a sign of quality wine***;
of Chinese consumers believe natural cork is beneficial to wine quality****;
of Spaniards prefer cork stoppers for wine bottles and cava (sparkling wines)*****;
of the all Brazilians believe that noble wines require a cork stopper and are willing to pay 4 or 5 euros more for a wine closed by a natural cork stopper******.
of China’s Top selling wine are seal with natural cork*;
of Wine Spectator’s Top 100 wines are sealed with cork stoppers**;
of the US Top 100 premium brands are sealed with cork stoppers***;
bottles are closed every year with cork stoppers.
out of the 9 top-scoring rosé wines from Global Rosé Masters are closed with natural cork****.
Consumers are willing to pay more for a wine sealed with cork: