Closure for Krone Chardonnay Pinot Noir, HELIX, wins major packaging award

The Krone Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2015 was the first wine in the Southern Hemisphere to be bottled under the innovate HELIX cork from Amorim, world leaders in wine packaging concepts.

The ‘twist to open’ concept combines an ergonomically-designed stopper made from cork and a glass bottle with an internal thread finish in the neck, creating a high performing and sophisticated wine packaging solution. It’s the result of a four-year development process involving cork producer Amorim and leading US glass manufacturer Owens-Illinois (O-I).

According to Winemag:

The Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) Gold Pack Awards is an annual competition that recognises the finest examples of packaging excellence and towards the end of last year, manufacturer Consol Glass won with Helix – this innovative product honoured with two Gold medals: Best in Beverage and Best in Glass (Substrate Excellence Awards).

What is remarkable about the Helix design is that it combines the best of both worlds. The premium image of traditional cork with the convenience of a screw top closure. In addition, the wine opening ritual is preserved. The quintessential pop of uncorking a bottle is a big part of the wine drinking experience, something which is lost in the case of wines closed with a screw cap. The Helix twist-to-open action keeps the pop, being both practical and ensuring premium appeal.

Pop it for yourself with: Krone Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2017 

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