The Intenso collection is Ideal for an elegant and distinguished table setting, a range of stemware with high sensorial perception reducing the wine flaws. The range has been developed applying scientific methods: shapes and dimensions guarantee the pleasantness of wine reducing to a minimum the wine flaws, if present. Tested by master Sommeliers, their sensory performances have been confirmed. The aromatic chamber (head space) has been developed to enhance only the specific aromas of the grape, aromas relevant to the vinification method and those due to the age of the wine. The correct oxygenation index of these stemglasses reduces the acidic flavor and that of tannins resulting in a perfect taste balance. After having swallowed the wine, the Intense Aromatic Persistence (I.A.P. = number of seconds during which the aromas persist) is very high over 11 seconds, typical of exceptional wine. Each Intenso stemglass has been developed and named on the basis of the age of wine: INTENSO 740: All red wines aged over 5 years. INTENSO 550: All red wines aged up to 5 years. INTENSO 450: All white wines aged over 3 years. INTENSO 350: All white wines aged up to 3 years. INTENSO Flute: Spumante, Prosecco and Champagne.
Before Your First Use: Remove all labels from your glassware. Wash the glasses in warm water using a gentle, non-abrasive dishwashing detergent or place directly in your dishwasher. Rinse and dry immediately with a lint-free towel or cloth.
To hand wash, use a gentle, non-abrasive dishwashing detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly to assure no detergent residue is left as this can interfere with the aroma and taste of wines, beers and other beverages. Dry immediately with a lint-free towel or cloth.
Please note that Luigi Bormioli glassware is dishwasher safe. If you choose to clean your stemware in a dishwasher, arrange securely in the top rack with the bowl facing down. DO NOT place in the bottom rack or lay glasses on their sides. Once the cleaning cycle is complete, immediately remove glasses from the dishwasher and hand dry with a lint-free towel or cloth.
Warning: Do not subject stemware to extreme temperature changes as this may cause them to crack or break.
About the World's Leading Glassware Maker
Parma, Italy, halfway between Bologna and Milan, has a glorious history that traces back to the Etruscans. Perhaps best known for its splendid architecture and its foods (especially the incomparable parmigiano reggiano cheeses and its prosciutto di Parma), the region is also a center of art and music, higher learning, and glassmaking, foremost the world's leading glassware manufacturer, Luigi Bormioli.
The company was founded in 1946 by Mr. Luigi Bormioli, who led it to international prominence. The Bormioli family continues his mission: a commitment to great design, traditional Italian craftsmanship and new-age glassmaking technology to create beautiful glassware of the highest quality. Luigi Bormioli rivals fine crystal in appearance and elegance, but is lead-free, affordably priced and widely available.