A wine carafe has two functions. It should allow the wine to breathe, in order to release the flavours and bouquet that have been locked inside the wine; and it should let light ignite the ruby-red brilliance of a vintage wine. Citterio and Nguyen have created a mouth-blown decanter with every element reduced to its purest, most essential functional purpose. With lines this pure and well-balanced, the decanter stands perfectly together with the Essence wine glasses. 8" 2qt.