While shopping for wine glasses by the type of wine that is being served, one cannot overlook Burgundy wine glasses. These glasses feature very wide bowls that are known for their shape that resembles a balloon. Along with its wide bowl, these glasses feature the widest rims that are seen on red wine glasses. The shape of each glass enhances the acidity and intensity of these full-bodied red wines.
Much like Bordeaux, Burgundy wines are named after the region in which they come from in France. Different qualities of Burgundy are produced from different areas of the region and different vineyards which is reflected in the name of each wine. The Burgundy region has been known for the high quality, most red wines that have been produced since as early as 51 AD by monasteries. Despite the changes of flavors and grapes over the years, the burgundy region is known for its Argilo-limestone soil which is different depending on the area in the region.
Burgundy wine glasses are specifically designed to enhance the flavors of well-aged wines that come out of this area in France. This area produces a variety of both red and white grapes for their wines that are aged any from five to 15 years or more, leading to the tradition of further ageing wine in the bottle, rather than just in the barrel. Many of the grapes grown in the Burgundy area are actually mostly white grapes such as chardonnay and Aligoté, which leads to the acid flavor of this type of wine. Red grapes that are used include pinot noir, pinot blanc and pinot gris grapes which is why many of these glasses are also used to serve pinot wines.