Glass bottles for wine
A collection of atypical bottles that condense pleasure and beauty, technical mastery and innovation, with shapes of singular elegance. Superior technique and style, a quality that goes beyond traditional glass-making standards.
Vetroelite’s extended range of glass bottles for wine 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 wines...each one of them has 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 models
Not all wine bottles are the same. Their physical shape can differ considerably based on the type of wine they contain. Some wine bottles, for example, are long-shaped and refined, while others are short and “potbellied”.
Among the main and most beloved models of bottles for wine, we can mention:
- Bordolese – It takes its name from the surrounding French city of Bordeaux, a production area that lends its 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 renowned wine-making French region of Burgundy. This is a 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 – This type of wine bottle originates from the Rhine area. Very similar in shape to the Alsaziana bottle (which is slightly shorter), the Renana has a subtle heel, long neck, height of 35 cm and a 75 cl capacity. It is also known as a “flute”.
- Albesia - This kind of wine bottle takes its name from the Piedmont city of Alba, in the Italian 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 of the well-known sparkling wine. 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 the 20 cl Mignonette and several litre versions (such as the Magnum, the Jéroboam, the Mathusalem, etc.)
- Champagne Cuvee – A bottle similar to the Champagnotta, but with a slightly wider heel.
- Marsalese – This bottle is traditionally used for Marsala wine and is 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, pot bellied body, very pronounced shoulder and short neck. It is generally 20 cm high and has a 75 cl capacity.
- Porto – The bottle is used to contain the Portuguese fortified wine of the same name, original from the Oporto area. Featuring 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. They may vary in weight, size and mouth finish. One of the most noteworthy is Bacco, with its a classic shape and soft lines, available in dark glass and therefore ideal for the preservation of excellent red wines; also notable are 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 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!
Check our online catalogue to choose your favourite wine bottle and give a unique appeal to your product. Send us your request: our sales staff will contact you with a customised quotation.
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 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. It also helps 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 of the bottle is also important if containing 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 contemporary designs, to the more traditional models, such as the classic Bordolese or Borgognotta.