Italian name (derived from Mittellat. Flasco = kegs) for a mostly with straw or bast braided container or a vessel, or later bellied carboy for wine. The straw envelope of the wine container, which was already in use in the late Middle Ages, originally served to protect the thin-walled, easily breakable glass from damage. With the beginning of the 1950s emerging mass tourism, this bottle became a symbol of carefree holiday enjoyment and enjoyment of life.
Especially the Chianti was bottled in such bottles. There was hardly an Italian eatery where these bottles did not cheerfully decorate the walls with the inevitable fishing net and shells. From the 1970s she came increasingly out of fashion. The winery Ruffino started with the vintage 2102 a rebirth of the bottle with environmentally friendly Papierbast. In Umbria is a similar bottle shape for the two DOC wines Est! Est !! Est !!! di Montefiascone and Orvieto under the name Pulcinella common. See also Constellations below bottles and wine vessels,