Bordeaux, Burgundy or Hock?
A Bordeaux bottle (Like our W5) has pronounced shoulders at the bottom of the neck. Also referred to as “claret” style, this bottle is the most widely used wine bottle shape today. This style is used for reds, red blends, and pinot grigio. The specific bottle you choose determines whether or not it will have a punted bottom.
A Burgundy style (Like our W6) has a less pronounced shoulder to it. The body is typically a little wider than the Bordeaux style. Typically used for wines such as pinot noir, pinot grigio, chardonnay, and many rosé wines.
A Hock style, (Like our W13 or W82) is usually long and thin, with the neck gradually sloping into the body. This style can also be referred to as Mosel, as it originated in the Mosel region of Germany or the Alsace region of France. Riesling and dessert wines are typically bottled in this shape.