Large size bottles are strongly recommended for wine ageing. The larger the container, the more favorable the ratio between the total volume and the surface of wine exposed to air oxidation. Wine just keeps better in a large bottle.
The other characteristic of large sizes, especially the 1.5 L’s and 3 L’s, is that they have become necessary to establish a product range and become visible in large retail stores as well as in nightclubs or restaurants. They have become a real eye-catcher and a promotional object for your brand. It is also true that these large sizes also look spectacular on a dinner table or given as gifts!
To meet this trend, Saverglass offers sizes going up to 6 L:
Widely known for still and for sparkling wines, this size was named after the latin “Magnum” which means “large”.
This size was named after the 2 kings from Israël : Jeroboam I (931 – 909 BC.) and Jeroboam II (743 – 746 BC.). This size can also be referred to as "Double Magnum".
The 6 L size is named after Methuselah, son of Enoch, who is said to have lived for 969 years and died in the flood. This is why, in the common language, the name Methuselah is synonym with longevity. This size is also sometimes called "Impérial" in the Bordeaux region.
The large sizes bottles and their names