This elegant, wine bottle stopper is made up of a natural cork topped with a metal statuette of a duck. Duck and red wines are often paired together as the fatty meat of the duck needs wine that has some sharpness and acidity to cut through and some ripe fruit to contrast with the rich duck meat. And what better way to bring a whole new level of unifying the whole meal experience with this duck natural wine cork bottle.
Natural wine corks are widely used in bottling up most wines, and many associate the cork and bottle with the quality of the wine. The cork’s natural aeration channels enable to wine to “breathe” – interact with oxygen – naturally during the years it is stored resulting in proper aging of the wine. Where does cork come from, one might ask. Natural cork stoppers come from the bark of a cork oak. The cork oak is a small oak tree, which is widely farmed for its commercial use in Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, and Tunisia. Portugal, however, is the main producer of cork around the world. The cork material we have come to be familiar with comes from the bark of the cork oak. The bark thickens over time and is reaped every decade to make the cork. The gathering of the bark does not harm the oak and a new layer of bark regrows – a healthier choice for the environment than synthetic wine stoppers.
- Material: metal, cork
- Dimensions: 4.5 x 3.8 cm