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ZALTO – WELCOME TO A WORLD OF TASTE
To meet the highest demands requires the perfect balance between functionality and aesthetics.
This combined with an approach to superior quality creates something exceptional – Zalto Denk`Art.
Appreciated by connoisseurs and gourmets, Zalto Denk`Art is the benchmark for glass-culture.
From the first touch, each Zalto glass distinguishes itself from all other glasses. From the perfectly executed balance to the extraordinary design, the achievement of the Denk`Art line are glasses that seem nearly too delicate to hold, and yet they are made for just that.
This is glassware that stands at the rarefied point where form meets function. This is art.
Traditional Craftsmanship; Handblown Glassware
Technical perfection is the basic principle of the Zalto Glass House.
Each Zalto glass echoes the delicate virtuosity of the great Venetian glass artists of the Renaissance.
The tradition of using only the most highly skilled glass blowers is reflected in the fineness of each Zalto glass.
In the northern part of Lower Austria the tradition of glass blowing goes back to the early 14th century.
Since then glass-blowers have been producing high quality handblown glass in this region, which has made a name for itself among bon vivants beyond all borders.
Dishwasher Qualified; Lead Free Crystal
Despite its feather-light weight and delicate edges, the Denk`Art series of glasses maintains all the best attributes of a modern glass as far as care and longevity are concerned.
Denk`Art glasses may be washed in a dishwasher and should be considered your everyday glass as well as the glass to use for your most special occasions. They are produced without the addition of lead oxide and are resistant against clouding.
Angles: Perfect Flavour
The development of the Denk`Art series was as influenced by the earth as by the universe beyond.
The curve of the bowls are tilted at the angles of 24°, 48° and 72°, which are in accordance to the tilt angles of the earth.
The ancient Romans utilized this triumvirate of angles with their supply repositories, finding that produce stayed fresh for a longer time, and that it also showed improved taste.
Due to these cosmic parallels, we believe that a wine can reach its utmost potential in a Denk`Art glass, developing everything that is possible in the nose as well as on the palate.
The Wine Priest: Father Denk
The development of the Zalto Denk`Art glasses is influenced by the capacious knowledge of the priest Hans Denk, who has spent decades in the study and tasting of wines, and is one of the most valued and inspirational wine experts in Austria. With the brand Denk`Art we pay homage to the mentor of these remarkable glasses.
“Clear supremacy of the development of taste and bouquet,” as Father Denk himself has put it, are the advantages of the series Denk`Art; a fact which has been attested to by well-known sommeliers and wine connoisseurs around the world.
For powerful and expressive wines above 13% alcohol, the shape of the bowl integrates the components of the wine, bringing to the foreground the fruit and sweeter notes.
Especially for: Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Barbera, Chardonnay and Grüner Veltliner.
For wines full of character and high in tannins. Accentuates potency, concentration, extract and tannins.
Especially for: Bordeaux, Rioja, Brunello, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz, Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt
For full-bodied to powerful wines, which are expressive but also show minerality and smooth character. Accentuates complexity and finesse.
Especially for: Chardonnay, Chianti, Riesling and `Smaragd` - wines from the Wachau.
For elegant, classical fruit forward white wines, but also meduim bodied red wines without overt barrique development.
Especially for: Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Muskateller, Frizzante, Sangiovese and St. Laurent.
Underlines elegance and finesse. Balances power and sweetness.
Especially for: Sauternes, Trockenbeerenauslese, Ice Wine, Port, Sherry; Madeira and Single Malt Whisky.
Gives the sparkling wines of the world a noblesse, while bringing out their best of their regional character.
Especially for: Champagne, Sparkling Wines, Prosecco, Spumante and Cava.
For fine elegant distillates or liquors. Brings out the inherent bouquet, creating an experience that is more flavourful, fruity and harmonic.
Especially for: Fruit distillates, Grappa, Liquor, Bitters.
Creates a good and stable foam formation.
Especially for: fine hopped Pilsners and Lager-beers.
The standard-glass that should always be placed next to the wine glass. Due to its similarity to the white-wine glass, it also makes a perfect tasting-glass.
Especially for: water, nonalcoholic drinks, and particularly bitter beers.
Volumes: 350ml, 820ml. For elegant white-wines, water or non-alcoholic drinks. Allows the optimal development of flavour and finesse. Keeps freshness over a longer time. Well suited to store in the refrigerator.
Volume: 1450ml. For red-wines and medium to full-bodied white-wines. Gives the wine an ideal air –contact for best development of aroma and flavour.
Volume: 1900ml. For full-bodied wines, who need a big surface for air-contact. Ideal also for magnums.
What Experts Say About Zalto
- “However, perhaps Zalto are to become the new benchmark in glass culture...” Robert Girgone, UK sommelier and wine-consultant
- “The glasses that have most impressed me recently, from Zalto... are the thinnest and most delicate I have come across, yet seem springy and almost elastic in the hand.... and would give any serious wine lover a real thrill over the closeness of contact they offer.” Jancis Robinson, Financial Times
- “I didn´t think that there would be anything better on the glass-market... this glass is. Moreover it has something erotic...”Francois Mauss, president of “Grand Jury Européen”
- “... I´ve been doing a few comparisons with the Zalto and other glasses... I´m impressed enough to covet some Zalto.” David Schildknecht, Robert Parker´s Wine Advocate
- “For me the best glasses to express terroir and character, I use them everyday.” Aldo Sohm, “Best Sommelier of the World 2008”_ Chef Sommelier “Le Bernardin” NY
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