Forty million cells and only 0.16 grams per cubic centimetre. Around 90% air. These are some of the characteristics that make every single piece of cork unique. A naturally derived material that has an ancient bond with man, made of patience, knowledge, and tradition. For oak cork to be employed as a cork stopper, it has to “mature” for at least 43 years before it gains the necessary physical and chemical characteristics needed for the sealing of a bottle, thus assigning the role of improver to time itself.  Extracted from the outer part of the cork oak’s bark (Quercus suber) it is composed mainly of suberin, lignin, polysaccharides, cervids and tannins, that make it a waterproof material, that is also extremely flexible, elastic and practically incorruptible. Produced...