A man pours a glass of red wine from a large bottleA man pours a glass of red wine from a large bottle

All you need to know about magnums

Big bottles aren’t just out to make an impression, they also improve the wine by allowing it to develop better.

Why is that? Well, although a large-format bottle contains more wine than the usual 75 cl size, the bottleneck is just as narrow. This ensures less oxygen comes into contact with the contents. So when it comes to staying young for longest, big bottles come out on top. Give it a try! Taste the same wine from both a normal bottle and from a magnum or double magnum. We bet the big bottles have kept their flavour better.

 Big bottles by name

Which wine should you buy in the large format?

Think long-term! When it comes to varieties that can and should be aged – Barolo, Super Tuscans, Bordeaux, Burgundy – investing in large bottles is particularly worth it.

How much does the most expensive bottle of wine in the world cost?

500,000 dollars. That’s how much a six-litre bottle of the Californian cult Cabernet 1992 Screaming Eagle brought in at a charity auction in Napa Valley 20 years ago. The buyer opted to stay anonymous, as all true philanthropists do.

Large-format bottles in our restaurants

Next time you visit one of our Bindella restaurants, ask us about large-format bottles of wine – we also serve these by the glass. And we are constantly expanding our range …

Where can you find the biggest bottle of wine?

The biggest bottle in the world is in – Switzerland! It is 4.20 metres tall and contains 3,094 litres of Spanish wine. It’s not really intended for drinking; rather, the bottle functions as a decorative advertisement at a car dealership in Lyssach in the canton of Bern.

What is a wine decanting cradle?

If you buy six-litre bottles of wine and up, it’s worth having this tool in the house, because pouring by hand is quite an effort. Just place your giant gems in this special contraption and tilt it with the crank until the wine pours out.

Our range of big bottles

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    Italy, Tuscany
    90 % Sangiovese, 10 % altri vitigni / autres variétés / ergänzende Sorten

    300 cl
    Villa Antinori Riserva – Chianti classico docg, Riserva, Antinori nel Chianti Classico
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    Italy, Tuscany
    100 % Sangiovese

    150 cl
    Brunello di Montalcino docg, Banfi
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    Italy, Piedmont
    45 % Barbera, 25 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 % Merlot, 5 % Pinot nero / Pinot noir / Blauburgunder, 5 % Cabernet franc

    500 cl
    Il Bacialé – Monferrato rosso doc, Braida