Riedel - Sommeliers Riesling Grand Cru Wine Glass - 4400/15

Riedel - Sommeliers Riesling Grand Cru Wine Glass - 4400/15

Riedel - Sommeliers Riesling Grand Cru Wine Glass - 4400/15

Model Number: RIE-4400-15

Web Code: 9006206911660

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Description

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 wine-making 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. 4400/15) 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.

All Riedel glasses are dishwasher proof according to DIN EN 12857-1/2:2005.

Ideal for the following grapes:
Alsace Grand Cru, Bardolino, Beaujolais Nouveau, Blauer Portugueser, Cotes de Provence, Cotes du Rhone rose, Dolcetto, Lagrein, Marsannay Rose, Montepulciano, Mosel-Saar-Ruwer, Orvieto Classico, Primitivio, Riesling, Riesling (late harvest), Riesling Smaragd, Sangiovese, Scheurebe, Schilcher, Smaragd, Teroldego, Vernaccia, Welschriesling, Zinfandel

SOMMELIERS (1973): Professor 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 stemware 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.

Working with experienced tasters, RIEDEL discovered that wine enjoyed from his glasses showed more depth and better balance than when served in other glasses. CLAUS J. RIEDEL laid the groundwork for stemware which was functional as well as beautiful, and made according to the Bauhaus design principle: form follows function. In 1961 a revolutionary concept was introduced, when the Riedel catalogue featured the first line of wine glasses created in different sizes and shapes. Before this, conventional stemware had used a single basic bowl shape, with only the size varying depending on use. The concept was illustrated to perfection with the introduction of the Sommeliers series in 1973, which achieved worldwide recognition. A glass was born that turns a sip into a celebration -a wine's best friend - fine-tuned to match the grape! We invite you to share this fascinating and unique experience.

You don't need to be a wine writer, a wine maker or an expert to taste the difference that a RIEDEL glass can make. SOMMELIERS is executed in fine crystal, mouth blown in Austria.

Specs

Dimensions

Height

8.875

Product Weight

3

Details

Capacity

13 oz (380ml)

Item Condition

new

Model

4400/15

Series

Sommeliers

Warranty / Certifications

Warranty

1 Year

Reviews

Riedel

Riedel is shipped free across Canada on orders over $99. Riedel has been producing hand-blown wine glasses since the 1950's, but what has distinguished them from other manufacturers is their discovery In 1973 that the bouquet, taste, balance, and finish of wines is affected by the shape of the glass from which the wine is drank from. With this knowledge Riedel has produced many different shapes of wine glasses to best highlight the different characteristics of different types of wine, and today offers over 150 different wine glasses and wine products to best showcase your wine.