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Agraffe

gabbietta (I)
agrafe (F)
broche (ES)
agrafe (GB)

Name for the small wire mesh (filling hanger, wire basket, shipping handle, French Muselet), with the at sparkling wines as champagne or sparkling wine of the cork wrapped and fixed on the neck of the bottle. This is to prevent that from happening through the relatively large Carbonic acid pressure is catapulted out of the bottle neck in the bottle of cork. A metal capsule (helmet, plaque) located at the head of the natural cork prevents the wire mesh from being cut (capsule is not necessary for plastic corks).

Champagne corks with agraffe and plaque

The clasps are machine-mounted in combination with the corking. Collecting these coveted items is called Placomusophilie designated. at Perlwein However, a Agraffe is not allowed, so that this externally distinguished and can not be confused with a quality sparkling wine. Have another purpose bottle networks; see in this regard Alambrado (Spanish for wire mesh). See also below MAESTRO (Special closure for sparkling wine bottles), closures and Weingenuss,

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