Do you know the history of the Bordeaux bottle?

Do you know the history of the Bordeaux bottle?

Different soils, different environments and landscapes that generate distinct shapes and appearances in wine bottles. Each bottle has a different personality, capturing the essence of the wine and ensuring that its most valuable qualities are enhanced through the shape. Bordeaux wine bottle, Burgundy or Provence, the different bottle designs and their colours create different types of packaging to fulfil their delicate mission: to give presence, beauty and identity to each brand.

Emblem model Bordeaux bottle

History and presence of the Bordeaux bottle

The Bordeaux bottle takes its name and identity from the city of Bordeaux. The different features of wine bottles (head, neck, shoulder, body and foot) allow us to identify and differentiate each type of bottle. Even so, the Bordeaux wine bottle is a type of bottle that allows for some variation in shape, while its silhouette makes it easier for the liquid to be kept and stored horizontally.

The Bordeaux bottle is currently produced in various colours of glass, but the most widespread type is usually green (antique). In fact, the purpose of staining glass with dark colours (black, caramel or green) is to protect the wine from the light and thus help optimise its preservation. Another distinctive feature of the Bordeaux bottle is its shape with pronounced shoulders, this element helps any sediment produced inside the bottle to settle in that area. The Bordeaux bottle tends to be used to bottle wines produced with grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, among others.

Estal's Bordeaux bottle

At Estal we have been manufacturing wine bottles for over 25 years and the Bordeaux wine bottle is one of our classics. Emblem and Essentia are two of the new Bordeaux bottle shapes that we have recently created with the Sommelier ring, a concept that, while enhancing the silhouette and perceived quality of the bottle, offers real functional benefits. Each of the bottles displays a personality and shape intended to preserve and protect the best wines, while making an impact with an absolutely innovative, differentiating, elegant and subtle image.

Essentia model Bordeaux bottle

If you would like to discover our range of Bordeaux bottles, please visit our online catalogue. Contact us about any project or design you may require. We will work with you from start to finish to create any glass bottle or packaging that you may need for your projects.


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