Coravin Model One
The Coravin system makes it possible to pour a glass of wine without uncorking the bottle. The wine that remains in the bottle retains its quality and can be kept for years without losing taste.
By means of a stainless steel Teflon-coated needle that goes through the cork, the noble argon gas (prevents oxidation) is 'injected' into the bottle. This creates pressure, causing the wine to be 'pressed' out of the bottle by the same needle. Any oxygen that wants to enter the bottle is stopped by the argon, which is heavier than oxygen. Not removing the cork from the bottle allows the wine to continue to develop, while it would normally oxidize once poured.
Thanks to the Coravin, the quality of the wine is thus preserved and special wines - which usually remain in the wine cellar for a long time - can simply be served by the glass. The bottle remains unopened and untouched, but can be drunk.
The new Coravin model one has a specially designed new needle and new Soft Touch Grips that fit around the bottle neck for a firm hold and effortless pouring and a new capsule chamber that provides the right amount of force for an airtight seal so no gas escapes.
Included in this kit are:
- Coravin Model One
- Coravin standard needle
- 2 Coravin Argon Capsules
This kit contains everything needed to use the Coravin system. The only thing you may need again in the long run are new Argon capsules. The needle that is included is suitable for almost all corks. After you have poured a glass, the needle is pulled out of the cork again. The same needle can - after cleaning - be used immediately for another bottle. So you only need one needle. Coravin Capsules have been specially developed for the Coravin. They ensure a perfect closing and pouring every time. These argon gas-filled capsules are the power source for the Coravin system. The amount of glasses that can be poured per capsule varies. On average, the capsule contains enough for 15 glasses of 15cl. The kit already contains 2 argon capsules so is completely ready to use.
Naturally, all accessories such as other needles or new capsules are also available at Grandcruwijnen. Click here for an overview of all Coravin products