Res Fortes uses sustainable corks to reduce carbon footprint

Res Fortes uses sustainable corks to reduce carbon footprint

Sustainable Winemaking - Corks!

As you well know, there are many ways to close a wine bottle. From cork to screw tops and everything between…The important part is getting into the wine but let's rewind for a moment.

Picture this: you're in France, having a picnic along the Seine. Crumbs of your baguette surround you and that creamy brie needs a little wine to go with it. You reach for your bottle, but NO! You forgot the corkscrew!

It is for this reason that you should always be carrying your emergency corkscrew. But anyways. The point is, most wines in France, and even lower end bottles will be sealed with a cork. This is partly esthetics/ tradition/ preference of winemakers. It is also cultural. You will notice from country to country that different methods are used depending on where you are.

Other reasons to use cork, and the primary reason for us at Res Fortes, is sustainability. They are natural, reusable and recyclable. Corks are harvested from the bark of the cork oak tree. This is the only tree whose bark regenerates, getting smoother with each harvest.

*For each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest can sequester up to 73 tons of CO2, and thus helps to reduce the Global Warming Potential.

I'll leave it at that for now, but there are many more fun and interesting fact's for the cork dorks out there!

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