Developed for the wine industry to address corkiness, inconsistency, random oxidation, and leakage, agglomerated “agglo” corks are a high quality “TECHNICAL CORK”. They are a treated granular aggregate closure that provides a great seal with predictable oxygenation at a low price utilizing environmentally sound manufacturing processes. The granules are sterilized to virtually eliminate any source of the bacterial infection TCA (2,4,6-trichloroanisole) which causes ‘off’ or ‘mousey’ odors in corked wine.
They are straight chamfered cork that elongates to 1 1/2″ when inserted. These fit a standard cork-finish wine bottle tightly but are small enough to be inserted with an inexpensive plastic hand corker. This cork has been engineered for wines that are going to be consumed within 1 to 2 years. We also offer a “Micro-Agglo” cork engineered for 2-4 years and 5-year synthetic corks. See our other items.