UNiQ! New Bottling
We’re excited to announce that we’ve just bottled our remaining 2016 vintage wines.We’ll release them to you in mid-Spring. Equally exciting - our new bottles feature breakthrough corks that have proven through trials to be cork-taint free. This product, called “UNiQ”, from our long-time supplier Ganau, is made from finely ground natural cork that has been put through a high-intensity steam cleaning process at 180° C. This eliminates any trace of TCA (the chemical compound that causes wine to be “corked”) as well as defending against undesired aromas and off flavors.
The corks are processed in Sardinia from cleaned, ground cork and food-grade binding agents. For more details, visit www.ganau/#!uniq.
Alquimista Cellars has conducted our own extensive closure trials as part of an on-going quest to produce the best wines possible. We’ve included standard corks and high-tech synthetic closures, testing against the UNiQs for cork taint and uniformity of compression. We found the UNiQ granular corks to be superior.