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Chateau Laguiole Melchior Amourette Handle

The Chateau Laguiole Melchior is the latest evolution of the famed brand. A variant of the Grand Cru series, this model has a wider full handle. 

The original Grand Cru model, which this model is based on, features a top bolster (the metal part where the screw enters the handle). The main reason the Grand Cru was introduced was to offer a more durable wine opener. Although the new Chateau Laguiole 2020 Classic model's construction is as strong as the Grand Cru, this series continues to be offered.

The Chateau Laguiole waiter-style corkscrew was created in 1993 by Master Sommeliers Guy Vialis and was the first real waiter-style Laguiole style corkscrew on the market. Since it debuted, the Chateau Laguiole brand has been the favorite among some of the world's best sommeliers and, to this day, is the most sold (and imitated) of all high-end waiter-style Laguiole corkscrews. All genuine Chateau Laguiole corkscrews like this one are 100% Made in France.

Melchior what?

At 18000 ml (18 liters/4.75 gallons), the "Melchior" is the largest production bottle size available in the market today. To put it in perspective, it contains the equivalent of 24 standard bottles of wine, and you could fill 144 glass with just one bottle. 
Melchior is pronounced "mel-key-or"

Handle Material: Snakewood, aka Amourette (Brosimum guianense) is an incredibly beautiful wood that originates mostly in Brazil's Suriname valley. The part sold as snakewood is the heartwood of the more massive tree.

All Chateau Laguiole wine openers are made of 12C27 stainless steel and weigh around 4 oz (113 grams). The overall length closed is 4.5 inches (11.40 cm).
The foils cutter is serrated and measures 1.5/8 inches ~ 4.06 cm).

What's Included: Corkscrew - Gift Box - Certificate - Leather Belt Sheath - Warranty & Repairs Support 

 We Recommend the use of Tuf-Glide Oil-Free Lubricant 1/4 oz Pen.
Periodically place a couple of drops of lubricant on the axle of all moving parts.
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