Glass bottles for Wine

The glass bottles proposed for wine within the vast range offered by Vetroelite represent a selection of reliable and tested products. The wine culture, strongly rooted in our country, requires particular care when choosing the bottling and preservation method of the product. Red, white, rosé, sparkling, limited edition wine...each with its own properties and uniqueness, which must be preserved and maintained intact.

This is why choosing the right glass bottle is essential.

Glass bottles for wine: shapes, sizes and types of models

Not all wine bottles are the same. Their physical shape can differ considerably from one another based on the type of wine they contain. Some wine bottles are for example long shaped and refined, while others are short and “potbellied”.

Among the main and most used types of bottles for wine, we can mention the following:

  • Bordolese – It takes its name from the surrounding French city of Bordeaux, a production area that lends it name to the wine. This bottle has a cylindrical body, a pronounced shoulder and short neck. It is approximately 30 cm high, with a 75 cl capacity. There are also conical versions of Bordolese (with more pronounced shoulders) and a variety called the high shoulder Bordolese (or Bordolese Golia) used for particularly precious red and white wines.
  • Borgognotta or Borgognona – It takes the name from the French region of Burgundy, an area renowned for wine-making. Bottle with a pronounced heel, cylindrical body, slender shoulder and a long neck. It is approximately 31 cm high and has a 75 cl capacity.
  • Renana or Alsaziana – type of wine bottle originating from the Rhine area. It is very similar in shape to the Alsaziana-called bottle (which is slightly shorter). The Renana bottle has a subtle heel, long neck, height of 35 cm and a 75 cl capacity. It is also called a “flute”.
  • Albesia - Type of wine bottle that takes its name from the Piedmont city of Alba, in the Langhe area. The Albesia bottle has a pronounced heel, cylindrical body, short neck and subtle shoulder, 30 cm high and with 75 cl capacity.
  • Sciampagnotta (or Champagnotta) – It takes its name from the French region of Champagne, the production area after which the wine is named. Its shape is characterised by a highly pronounced heel, cylindrical body, slender shoulder and long neck. Height varies greatly based on capacity: other than the standard 75 cl size, there are also dimensions that vary from the 20 cl Mignonette to different litre versions (such as the Magnum, the Jéroboam, the Mathusalem, etc.)
  • Champagne Cuvee – A similar bottle to the Champagnotta, but with a slightly wider heel.
  • Marsalese – Bottle traditionally used for Marsala wine, characterised by pronounced shoulders and neck.
  • Pulcianella or Bocksbeutel – Bottle named after Montepulciano, the Tuscan town in the Province of Siena, with a great wine-making tradition. The shape recalls the typical flask, with a subtle heel, potbellied body, very pronounced shoulder and short neck. It is generally 20 cm high and has a 75 cl capacity.
  • Porto – Bottle used to contain the Portuguese fortified wine of the same name originally from the Oporto area. Characterised by a low, stocky shape and pronounced shoulders, it is also often used for other types of wines or liquors, such as Madeira or Sherry.
  • Anforetta Provenzale – Typical bottle of Côtes de Provence wine, originally from the wine-making area situated on the South coast of France, in the historic region of Provence.

You will find a vast range of wine bottle models in our catalogue in white and antique green glass, with various weights, sizes and mouth finishes. Bacco is noteworthy, a bottle with a classic shape and soft lines, available in dark glass and therefore ideal for the preservation of excellent red wines; or even Valeria and Virginia, models with a modern and innovative design, available in dark and clear glass, suitable for preserving white, rosé or red wines. The glass wine bottles can also be customised on request, reproducing your embossed brand or inserting various decorations chosen by you: add a touch of luxury and uniqueness to your products!

Consult our online catalogue to choose the glass wine bottle most suitable to bring the uniqueness of your product to the fore; send us your requests and one of our sales staff will contact you to provide you with a personalised quote.

Glass bottles for wine: how to choose them

Even before tasting, our knowledge of wine begins with the bottle, an element of recognition for the type of product. A wine connoisseur knows the right glass bottle - clear or dark, with or without a heel, with a long or short neck, with a cork or cap- is key when deciding what to buy. One of the essential factors of correct wine preservation lies in protection from light, therefore the colour of the bottle becomes an extremely important element also to avoid oxidation. Furthermore, the colour of the bottle is important if the wine must be aged; the darker the glass, the more the wine maintains its organoleptic characteristics. This is why dark green glass tends to be used for red wine and light glass for white wine. The thickness too of the bottle is important if it has to contain sparkling wine: the thickness in fact prevents breakages or bursting during the storage phase. Once the characteristics of the bottle are defined, there is a vast range of models: from the most modern and design models, to the more traditional ones, such as the classic Bordolese or Borgognotta.