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Bordeaux bottle

bouteille bordelaise (F)
bottiglia bordolese (I)
garaffa bordéus (PO)
botella burdeos (ES)
bordeaux bottle (GB)

Most widely used wine bottle mold made by Bordeaux has begun its triumphal march around the whole world. Especially for red wines, it has become the worldwide standard, so to speak. The bottle has a cylindrical body, a pronounced shoulder (hence shoulder bag) and a short neck. From this derive also some of the designations for the filling level, ie fluid level (high shoulder, mid-shoulder, upper shoulder, low shoulder, below shoulder). In general, for red and dry white and some white wines dark-colored, for sweet wines also clear Glass used. Of the bottle bottom is slightly arched, so that deposits get into the small groove around the indentation. As a result, the pouring is the uprooting of the depots prevented. Due to the roll shape is also the stacking in horizontal form in wine cellar or Wine Cabinet easily possible. The other two most common bottle shapes are Burgundy bottle and Schlegel bottle, See also complete listings under the keywords bottles and wine vessels,

Burgundy bottle, Sparkling wine bottle, Bordeaux bottle, Club bottle, Schlegel bottle

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