Knowledge of the importance that the cup has to wine appreciation is relatively recent. Although there is a long tradition in developing his craft, it was not until the last quarter of last century when awareness of the impact took its shape (height, mouth opening, and belly), color and crystal quality were on distribution of the volatile aromatics of the wine. For the Romans and Phoenicians cup, drinking in the family, an important indicator was a sign of distinction and fortune. So were the Renaissance cups, made with the finest materials and scale. For most of the last century, the design of the glasses was tradition and aesthetic criteria without analyzing their visual, olfactory and degustativas benefits.
When speaking of wine glasses is required refer to the Riedel family, but today should not miss the Denk’Art Zalto with its glass blowers teachers, their selection on raw materials and the uniqueness of its angular lines. He was a priest, Father Hans Denk-a reputed austríaco- winemaker, who gave them that drawing a tilt angle of 24 ° or 48 ° and 72 ° multiples. It was inspired by the inclination of the axis of rotation of the Earth relative to the plane of its orbit around the Sun describing (about 23.5 °) and the techniques used by the Romans for food preservation. In his view, these guidelines allow the wine to reach its full potential in the glass. This form -unida quality of raw materials and technical ancestral domain of soplado- allows in any case, get a drink of strength and finesse.
Zalto was created in 2006 in the Austrian town of Neunagelberg. The Zalto family is a long line dedicated to the manufacture of glass whose roots go back to Venice. The Zalto Denk’Art occur without the addition of lead oxide which gives them greater resistance to opacity. This is the reason that in Zalto recommend washing your glasses directly in the dishwasher.
The family of glasses Zalto Denk’Art consists of nine different references: “Bergundy” for high expression wines, especially Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Chardonnay or “Boudeaux” for wines with character and high tannins (Bordeaux, Rioja Brunello, etc); “Universal” bodied wine but showing minerality and gentle nature; ‘White Wine’ for young red wines or white wines; ‘Sweet wine “, for thin and sweet wines, such as Sauternes, Port, Madeira or Pedro Ximenez; “Champagne” for distilled spirits and elegant; “Beer” which is beer with a good and stable foam; and finally, “Water” aesthetically passenger bound for water. also made several models of decanters.