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Bolney Wine Estate Moves to Screw Closures on Still Wines

March 6th, 2018

The award winning Bolney Wine Estate, based in West Sussex, has announced it will move all its still wines from cork to screwcap closure. The new closure will appear on all Bolney vintage releases this year from April.

For the 2017 vintage wines, Bolney will employ Saranex-lined Vinotwist caps, which they say allow for similar permeability to cork. The screwcaps are more reliable than cork when it comes to keeping oxygen out, helping to preserve the flavour and aroma of the wine inside. This is important, as Bolney Estate still wines are made to be consumed young (within four years).

Sam Linter, Managing Director and Head Winemaker at Bolney Wine Estate, says,

“our transition to screwcaps has been done with careful consideration, diligence and planning. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our processes as well as increase efficiency. This in turn delivers our promise to consistently produce delicious wine.”

Bolney Wine Estate is one of the longest established English vineyards and has been making English wines at its Sussex estate for over 40 years. It produces red, white and sparkling wines, the latter using the traditional Champagne method.

For further information on the full Bolney Wine Estate portfolio visit www.bolneywineestate.com