Italian name (derived from the mid-Latin flasco = keg) for a container or a vessel, or later a bulbous one, mostly braided with straw or bast carboy for wine. The straw covering of the wine container that was already in use in the late Middle Ages originally served to protect the thin-walled, fragile glass from damage. With mass tourism emerging from the 1950s, this bottle became a symbol for carefree holiday enjoyment and enjoyment of life.
Especially the Chianti was filled into such bottles. There was hardly an Italian eatery, especially a pizzeria, where these bottles did not kitschly decorate the walls with the inevitable fishing net and mussels. From the 1970s, it became increasingly out of fashion. The winery Ruffino The 2012 vintage started a rebirth of the bottle with environmentally friendly paper bast. In Umbria is a similar bottle shape for the two DOC wines Est! Est !! Est !!! di Montefiascone and Orvieto under the label Pulcinella common. See also lists below bottles and wine vessels,