Riedel 4400/15 Sommeliers Riesling Grand Cru Wine Glass

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Riedel Sommelier Riesling Grand Cru Wine Glass / Handmade, Mouth-Blown 24% Lead Crystal / Recommended for Alsace Grand Cru, Jurançon Sec, Patrimonio, Riesling (Late Harvest), Sémillon, Smaragd (Late Harvest Dry), Teroldego, Vouvray

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The creme de la creme of luxury stems. The Riedel Sommeliers wine glass line is the top-of-the-line series of stemware from the legendary Riedel. Wine experts agree that glassware makes a profound difference on how wines taste. Riedel Sommeliers wine glasses are the benchmark and the most successful series of hand-made glasses in the world. Each Sommeliers wine glass is individually made of 24% lead crystal: the wine glass bowls are mouth-blown into a mould, the stem and base are handcrafted using ancient glass-making methods. Recommend to hand wash. The Riesling grape variety produces some of the finest white wines, in which high acidity is balanced with residual sugar. The wine also ages exceptionally well. In search of the shape that would best match this new style, Stuart Pigott, a British wine journalist specialising in Riesling, put together a tasting of the finest 1990 vintages from Germany, France and Austria. Riedel sent a selection of glasses for evaluation, suspecting - correctly - that their Chianti Classico glass might prove ideal. This tasting was subsequently repeated in London, Paris and New York, raising awareness among wine writers of the new Riesling styles. The wines were presented exclusively in this glass, which henceforth also goes under the name of the Sommeliers Riesling Grand Cru. Recommended for: Alsace Grand Cru, Jurancon Sec, Patrimonio, Riesling (late harvest), Semillon, Smaragd (late harvest dry), Teroldego, Vouvray. Size: 8-7/8"H, 13-3/8 oz. Riedel Model # 4400/15

The Riesling grape variety produces some of the finest white wines, in which high acidity is balanced with residual sugar.

Austria saw the dawn of a new era of winemaking in the 1980s. The best crus of Riesling from the sunniest sites were harvested extremely late, yielding grape musts with high sugar levels, concentrated fruit and typical Riesling acidity levels. When fermented to dryness the resulting wine has an alcoholic strength of 13-14%, with 2-4 grams of residual sugar. Fresh acidity and high levels of mineral components can produce an intense wine with wonderful peach aromas.

The wine also ages exceptionally well, with its colour changing slightly to give the typical hue of an aged Riesling. In search of the shape that would best match this new style, Stuart Pigott, a British wine journalist specialising in Riesling, put together a tasting of the finest 1990 vintages from Germany, France and Austria. Riedel sent a selection of glasses for evaluation, suspecting – correctly – that their Chianti Classico (Item No. 400/15) glass might prove ideal. This tasting was subsequently repeated in London, Paris and New York, raising awareness among wine writers of the new Riesling styles. The wines were presented exclusively in this glass, which henceforth also goes under the name of the Sommeliers Riesling Grand Cru.

Recommended for: Alsace Grand Cru, Jurançon Sec, Patrimonio, Riesling (late harvest), Sémillon, Smaragd (late harvest dry), Teroldego, Vouvray.

  • Handmade and Mouth-Blown From 24% Lead Crystal
  • Recommended for Alsace Grand Cru, Jurançon Sec, Patrimonio, Riesling (Late Harvest), Sémillon, Smaragd (Late Harvest Dry), Teroldego, Vouvray
  • Also Called the Riedel Sommeliers Zinfandel / Chianti Classico Wine Glass
  • Glass design enhances taste of white wines such as Reisling, Zinfandel, Chianti
  • Weighs 11 ounces; holds 17-3/4 ounces
  • 7-7/8 inches tall; 4 inches wide
  • 10-ounce weight, 8.9 inches high, 3 inches wide, full capacity 13.25 ounces

UPC: 632868440157
Specifications
Height8-7/8"
Capacity13-3/8 oz.

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