Lead crystal, mouth blown, handmade.
CAUTION: these products are grape-varietal specific. Using them correctly will prove they are not simply glasses, but tools for wine enjoyment.
Box contains a single piece.
The world’s first wine-friendly glassware presents itself in new attire.
40 years after its first production in Kufstein, the original birthplace of the Sommeliers collection, the sons of the original glass makers are carrying out the Sommeliers Black Series. Featuring a clear bowl, brilliant red stem and non-transparent black base, produced in lead crystal, and blown into shape using the original moulds, the Black Series celebrates this remarkable anniversary.
Lead crystal turns black by adding Cobalt and Manganese to the composition. For the trained and experienced glassmaker, it is an additional challenge to blow the bowl and pull the stem of such a glass as this composition cools and hardens much faster than clear crystal. To raise the bar further, the stem of the Sommeliers “R” Black Series was upgraded by adding a fine red glass string which is jacketed in clear crystal.
Sommeliers Black Series can be used as a drinking vessel but is primarily considered as an object of beauty gracing the homes of wine collectors.
Ideal for following grapes:
Albariño, Aligoté, Bordeaux (mature), Bordeaux (white), Chablis, Chardonnay (unoaked) , Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Blanc), Condrieu, Cortese, Côtes du Rhône Blanc, Fallanghina, Fiano, Fumé Blanc, Graves blanc, Greco di Tufo, Grenache Blanc / Garnacha Blanca, Hermitage (Blanc), Macabeo, Marsanne, Melon de Bourgogne (Muscadet), Montagny, Morillon (unoaked), Muscadet, Muscadine, Neuburger, Orvieto Classico, Palomino (except Sherry), Pessac Leognan (Blanc), Pinot (Blanc, Grigio, Gris), Ribolla Gialla, Sauvignon blanc (oaked), Sémillon, Soave, St. Joseph (white), Trebbiano, Verdelho, Verdicchio, Vin de Savoie (blanc), Viognier