The design for the Bordeaux Grand Cru glass dates back to 1959 and is more relevant today than ever before.
Connoisseurs are surprised as the size seems exaggerated. However, modern large red wines, made from the grape varieties we recommend for this glass, demand size to fully develop.
Due to the formal properties of the glass and its flow behavior, these wines appear velvety-dense with body, high extract concentration, and sweet, round tannins that are integrated into the fruit. The vessel is not intended to be filled with the contents of 860 ccm. Approximately 100 to 150 ml of wine is recommended.
The remaining volume is used for the development and presentation of the concentrated, rich aromas. With this, the wine can express all its typical characteristics in its optimal form. If small glasses are used, these drops lose fruit, complexity, become one-dimensional, wood-dominated, and bitter in the finish.
Recommended for: Bordeaux (red), Brunello di Montalcino, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Domina, Fronsac, Graves rouge, Listrac, Margaux, Médoc, Merlot, Moulis, St. Emilon, Pomerol, Pauillac, Rioja, Sangiovese, Sangiovese Grosso, Tempranillo
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