Cork is a unique material with natural merits. Just like wine, it is part of a virtuous cycle with its own ecosystem.
Respect for nature, patience and perseverance are core values that have enabled Bourrassé to stand at the forefront of cork closure technology.
Its history, dating back over a century, its knowledge of wine, its desire to understand the different vineyard sites and their standards, have always underpinned the development of its expertise and one-of-a-kind processes.
Hard work, high standards, listening to consumer needs and keeping its word remain core values for the Bourrassé group. So, too, is its unwavering determination to stand out for its hallmark quality and innovations that show respect for the wines.
FACTS & FIGURES
Bourrassé was founded by Jean Baptiste
Christian Bourrassé took over the business and ensured its seamless transition
Jean-Francis Troccard became Christian Bourrassé’s right-hand man
Facilities were established in Portugal with SOCORI
(Sociedade de Cortiças de Riomeão)
The group ventured overseas: Eastern Europe, Spain, Italy and South America
A subsidiary company was established in Chile (Corpack)
The steam-based processes were introduced and rolled out for manufacturing all Bourrassé cork closures
Completion of the R&D plan guaranteeing the lowest possible level of TCA*