Which glass for which wine ?
A noble wine must be served in a noble glass to be able to fully appreciate its flavours and qualities.
The shape of the glass must also be coordinated with the character of the wine. Among the following pictures, you will discover the 7 ideal wine glasses for a perfect pleasure.
A very good quality glass is characterized by a whole series of criteria. Thus the volume must always be in correlation with the quality of the wine, its intensity and complexity.
The height of the glass and the style must be balanced, so that the wine can be turned without it overflowing... Very good quality glasses generally have a very thin wall and a polished edge, which is particularly important ("classic" glasses generally have a more rounded edge). The glass also has an influence on the taste of the wine: thus, the aroma of a wine served in a crystal glass will be more intense and fragrant than if it is served in a more classic and cheaper glass.
Finally, a good glass of wine should also be a pleasure for the eyes to enjoy the tasting.
Champagne glass for champagne
The classic champagne flute is a tall, thin glass with a fine base. The reduced diameter of the glass reduces the loss of bubbles. This is also very important for sparkling wines with fewer bubbles, such as Prosecco.
The typical champagne glass, which unlike the champagne flute is in the shape of a "tulip", is rather suitable for particularly sparkling quality wines, which require a certain volume to release their finesse and complexity. These glasses are usually filled to a maximum of half full.
White wine glass (standard)
To taste a white wine, the standard glass should not be too large, so that wines of little complexity are not "lost". It must also not be too small, it must have a volume large enough for the bouquet to give off all its aroma. What is important, whatever the glass, is that the shape of the glass is slightly conical, which intensifies the aromas and allows the wine to rotate in the glass to aerate it and release the aromas before tasting it.
White wine glass (rosé, burgundy)
Good quality white wines with lots of body should not be "locked up" in too small a volume. Thus, for Burgundy wines or rosé wines, it is preferable to use a slightly larger glass model than for most other white wines.
Slider_glass4_LiebherrRed wine glass (standard)
The classic red wine glass looks like the "tulip" shaped wine glass, but is generally a little higher and a little wider, so a little more volume.
The red Burgundy wine glass is called "ballon" because of its round shape. In this more flared glass model, this variety of wines with an intense colour will be put to its advantage. Just like other very noble wines such as Pinot Noir, which will taste perfectly in this type of glass. These glasses are generally filled to a maximum of one-third of the glass.
Glass for Bordeaux
The glass in Bordeaux is particularly high and in the shape of a "tulip". It is suitable for all good red wines. These glasses should be filled to a maximum of 1/8th of the glass.