Hattingley Valley Launches Traditional Method Sparkling Under Screwcap
The multi-awarded Hattingley Valley is the first winery in the world to launch a traditional method sparkling wine under screw cap closure. The new specially created seal can withstand the pressure of traditional method sparkling wine, typically 6 bars.
Other wineries have successfully launched lower pressure sparkling wines (up to 5 bars) under screwcap closure but none have been able to cope with the higher pressure of traditional method sparkling wines; until now.
The first wine in the collection to be released under the new screwcap technology is their Classic Reserve NV which has spent a minimum of 18 months on lees in Hattingley’s cellars.
Head winemaker, Emma Rice, says “Innovation has always been widely encouraged at Hattingley and for the past two years we have been working in close partnership with leading industry scientists to ensure the bottle and closure can cope with the pressure of traditional method production processes.”
Simon Robinson, owner and chairman, adds “Some people report difficulty in opening cork with wire-hood closures on sparkling wine so this scientific development, whilst controversial, will make it easier for everyone to enjoy our award winning wine. The scientists behind the invention ensure us that the closure can withstand up to 50 bar of pressure – now that will get the party started with a bang!”