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Amorim cork stoppers in 200-year old champagne

Baltic Sea

In 2010 Corticeira Amorim was invited to play an important role: to preserve a 200-year old champagne, discovered in the Baltic sea, between Sweden and Finland. It took on the delicate mission to produce new natural cork stoppers, with the exact specifications of the old ones, and technically assured the success of the complex replacement of the original cork stoppers with the new ones, thus ensuring all the qualities of the champagne.

According to experts, the shipwrecked champagne appeared to be «in good condition», which stands as testimony to the unique ability of cork to preserve wines and champagnes indefinitely. Some of the 168 bottles were sold, for similarly historical prices.