These Riedel Vinum Syrah glasses, an integral part of the ever-popular Vinum collection, were designed to highlight the tannins in wines made from the Australian Shiraz variety of grape, such as Amarone, Blaufrankisch, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Grenache, Hermitage Rouge, Malbec, Mourvedre, Pinotage, Shiraz, and Syrah. Introduced in 1986, the Riedel Vinum line was the first machine-made series of glasses in history to be based exclusively on the characteristics of grape varietals. The Vinum series has had a strong and permanent impact on the wine glass culture around the globe. These glasses have proven to consumers and restauranteurs that the pleasure of consuming wines starts with the glass. Developed by 10th generation Georg Riedel on the principle that the contents commands the shape, Vinum is great for everyday use. These glasses are made with over 24% lead crystal.
This shape was developed between 1993 and 1995 following tastings in the major Syrah growing regions, when most influential winemakers contributed their views on how the message of their wines should be put across.
The wines made from the Australian grape variety Shiraz, give a deep purple, almost inky color. The nose resembles intense, rich blackberry aromas. The flavors on the palate show mouthfilling fruit, massive structure and a long sweet finish.
The Syrah glass highlights the tannins, offering a perfect balance with the overwhelmingly concentrated fruit.
Recommended for: Amarone, Blaufrankisch, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Grenache, Hermitage rouge, Malbec, Mourvedre, Pinotage, Shiraz, Syrah.