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Designation (also Salmanassar, Salmanasar, Shalmaneser) of an oversize bottle for a champagne with the volume of nine litres or the content of 12 normal bottles. However, the name is not protected of origin, but can be used freely for sparkling wines or wines. It is derived from the Assyrian king Salmanassar V (reigned 727-722 BC), who conquered Israel (Northern Kingdom of the Jews) in 722 BC and made it the province of Assyria. See a list of all bottle designations under Bottles and generally under Wine Vessels.

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