Jet Technologies expands wine closures solutions

Aiming to support the emerging trend of using closures for managing wine quality throughout its shelf-life, Jet Technologies has grown its range of solutions for Australian and New Zealand wine producers.

Jet Technologies works closely with global wine solution specialist Viventions, whose research shows the selection of wine closures can have a significant impact on a wine’s oxygen transmission rate – which can vastly impact its taste, quality and shelf-life.

The research also shows that different wines are suited to different wine closures, and that the intended shelf-life of a wine affects the most appropriate choice of wine closure.

“There’s no doubt that ANZ wines are some of the most renowned in the world, which is why local wine producers need to keep on top of current trends to ensure the region’s reputation is upheld,” says Daniel Malki, general manager of Jet Technologies.

“Accurate wine management has become more complex than ever, and with this new insight into how oxygen and wine closures can affect a wine’s composition, choosing the right wine closure during the bottling process is critical to its long-term quality.”

Jet produces a diverse selection of wine closures with well-defined, precise and reproducible oxygen ingress levels, which are suitable to the wine’s profile and to the desired aromatic evolution.

As for what closure to opt for, the choice must be considered according to the initial wine profile and its sensitivity to reduction and oxidation.

“Oxygen is generally understood to be detrimental to wine quality – from the end of fermentation and through to wine storage and bottling – with closures crucial to keeping oxygen out of wine,” Malki explains.

“For example, oxygen storage in a wine bottle can differ between cork and screwcap closures, with screwcaps making up a higher percentage of oxygen retained within the bottle.” 

Jet Technologies’ wine closures include:

  • ROPP aluminium wine closures – high-quality closures with multiple liner options to manage the oxygen transfer rate that each wine may require.
  • Wine corks – providing closure solutions to the wine industry that maximise performance, quality, design and sustainability.
  • Standard and recyclable sparkling wine hoods – made from bio-compatible material, patented polymer, multi-layered and self-supporting material with 100 per cent vegetable origin.