Box of 1.
Lead crystal, mouth blown, handmade.
These products are grape-varietal specific. Using them correctly will prove they are not simply glasses, but tools for wine enjoyment.
Claus J. Riedel was the first designer to recognize that the bouquet, taste, balance and finish of wines are affected by the shape of the glass from which they are consumed. More than 50 years ago he began his pioneering work to create the SOMMELIERS series, that would match and complement different wines and spirits. In the late 1950s, RIEDEL started to produce glasses which at that time were a design revolution. Thin-blown, unadorned, reducing the design to its essence: bowl, stem, base.
"My first thoughts about a dedicated glass for Syrah date from a visit I made to the Guigal family in 1992," says Georg Riedel. "Until that time we had always suggested our Burgundy glasses as being best suited for Syrah. But faced with wines of such magnificence I began to think that perhaps we could find a superior alternative."
The Syrah variety was first planted in the Northern Rhne region by the Romans. It produces deeply pigmented, well-structured wines with excellent ageing potential. The glass was developed between 1993 and 1995 following tastings in the major Syrah-growing regions, with many influential winemakers kindly contributing their views. It is shaped to deliver the classic Syrah aromas of toast and black olives. On the palate, it brings out the wine's silky, velvety structure and balanced flavours. The tannins melt into the fruit, appearing sweet rather than acerbic on the back palate.
All Riedel glasses are dishwasher safe.
PLEASE NOTE: due to the fact that these glasses are handmade, tiny bubbles, slight imperfections, surface variations, and small tolerances in the size and weight of each glass, are an acceptable part of the process.
Ideal for following grapes:
Amarone, Barbera, Blaufränkisch, Cahors, Cannonau, Carignan, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (Rouge), Cornas, Côte Rôtie, Côtes du Rhône Rouge, Côtes du Roussillon, Côtes du Ventoux, Crozes Hermitage, Grenache/Garnacha, Hermitage (Rouge), Madiran, Montsant, Mourvèdre, Norton, Priorato, Sangiovese, St. Joseph (red), Syrah Old World, Touriga Nacional, Valpolicella, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Zweigelt