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UK Wine Show 173 Champagne Closures with Roger Begault of Duval-Leroy

This show was published 11 September 2009


Champagne house Duval-Leroy is experimenting with a new type of closure to replace the traditional champagne cork. We catch up with Roger Begault to find out more.

The closure has been developed in a joint initiative with closures experts Alcan and is referred to as their 'open concept'. Its a closure formed with a plastic outer and special lever with a crown cap inside sealing the bottle. The plastic top looks like a traditional champagne cork and makes the same 'pop' but doesn't shoot off. The closure is only being used on one of Duval-Leroy's special cuvees, the Clos de Bouveries 2004 and if successful may be extended to the 1999 vintage.


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