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Natural Wine Corks | Ultra Premium Grade 0 | Molinas MP 1N | #9 x 1.75" | 24mm x 44mm
Natural Wine Corks | Ultra Premium Grade 0 | Molinas MP 1N | #9 x 1.75" | 24mm x 44mm

Natural Wine Corks | Ultra Premium Grade 0 | Molinas MP 1N | #9 x 1.75" | 24mm x 44mm

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    Why Buy From Happy Hops Home Brewing
    • Natural cork is the preferred traditional cork of professional winemakers
    • Grade 0 (rated 0-10) is our most premium cork, for the finest wines
    • When you want the best
    • 24mm X 44mm, #9 x 1.75" | Fits standard cork finish (neck) bottles
    • Recommended aging time: 20+ years
    • Molinas Cork has been sustainabily harvesting from the cork forests of Sardinia for over 100 years
    • Bark is aged an additional year prior to harvest, leading to less porous, higher quality cork

    Natural cork is the traditional and preferred cork of professional winemakers across the globe. Natural grade 0 corks provide the ultimate whole natural cork at a spectacular price. These grade 0 corks (rated from 0-10, 0 being best) are a great option for most bottlings, including extended aging (5-20 years). 24mm X 44mm, #9 x 1.75". Fits standard cork finish (neck) bottles.

    Italy produces more wine than any country in the world and Molinas is the largest Italian cork supplier with over 1 billion corks produced annually. Molinas Cork was started over 100 years ago by Pietro Molinas on the Italian island of Sardinia. Besides its beautiful beaches and designation as one of the world's five Blue Zones, Sardinia is known for its large, government protected Cork tree forests.

    Today, the 4th generation of the Molinas family sustainably harvests cork from these protected trees. Compared to most cork available in the market, the bark is allowed to mature an additional year. This leads to a less porous, higher quality cork, and has less impact on the forest. Throughout the entire process from tree to finished cork, quality control is strictly monitored. MoreFlavor! is proud to represent Molinas Cork in the USA.

    Tolerances on Normal Dimensions:

    • Height: +/- 0,4 mm
    • Diameter: +/- 0,3 mm
    • Humidity: Min: 3% Max: 8%
    • Ovalization: ≤ 0,5 mm
    Characteristics Physical / Mechanical / Sensory:
    • Peroxides: < 0,2 mg/stopper
    • Dust transfer: < 1,5 mg/stopper
    • Extraction force: 30 +/- 10 (daN)
    • Organoleptic test: < 2%

    Finishing Treatments:

    • Genesis Steam Treatment to Reduce Cat and Other Volatile Substances.
    • Washing: with h2o2 solution in white or diluted with peracetic acid for natural color.
    • Drying: Hot Air Forced To Eliminate Peroxide Residues.
    • Thermal or ink marking on specific request.
    • Silicone lubricant and adhesives with food certification for food contact.

    Cork Working Process
    How is a natural cork stopper is made? Lets find out in this video!