Ten types of wine bottles

1 – BORDOLESE: the most widespread bottle so called because it originates from the Bordeaux area. Its pronounced shoulder serves to separate any residues that may accumulate during aging.

2- HIGH SHOULDER BORDOLESE: typically used for raisins, it is a variant of the more elegant Bordeaux wine.

3- CHAMPAGNOTTA: characterized by a greater thickness necessary to withstand the pressure of carbon dioxide, as suggested by the name it is used for classic method sparkling wines and champagne.

4- CHAMPAGNE CUVEE: sister of the champagnotta, the champagne cuvèe, for purely aesthetic reasons it has a longer neck and a wider base.

5- RENANA (OR ALSATIAN): takes its name from its geographical derivation, it was born in Germany in the Rhine area. It is used for white wines generally free of lees or sediments. Unlike Bordeaux, the shoulder is practically absent.

6- MARSALESE: as its name suggests, its use is linked to the conservation of Marsala wines. Its characteristics are the very pronounced shoulders, the neck that widens in the center and the color of the glass dark brown or black and the shape.

7- BORGOGNOTTA: born in Burgundy for the conservation of white and red wines, it is characterized by a green color, a wide base and a very long neck.

8- ALBEISA: takes its name from the city of Alba, in the Langhe, and is in fact typically used to store Alba wines. Similar to the Burgundy one, it differs for the more pronounced shoulder. The bottle is typically dark to allow a better aging of the wine.

9- PULCIANELLA: takes its name from the town of Montepulciano, in Tuscany. The shape is oval, a flattened and bellied flask which is today also known as Bocksbeutel and used mainly for Armagnac wine, for wines from Franconia and Portugal. It can be in white or green glass to accommodate white or red wines respectively.

10- AMPHORA: typically green in color, it is used in France and Italy to bottle wines from Provence and Verdicchio.

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