|Collection||RIEDEL - Sommelier|
|Height||248mm - 9 3/4 in.|
|Varietal||Pinot noir / Bourgogne|
This glass was described by Decanter magazine as "The finest Burgundy glass of all time, suitable for both young and old Burgundies."
Its shape, developed in 1958, represented a quantum leap in terms of wine glass design - and has earned it a place in the permanent display of the New York Museum of Modern Art.
This 'beautiful monster' of a glass can take apart a lesser wine, mercilessly showing up its weaknesses. But a great wine - a top-class Burgundy, Barolo or Barbaresco - will be revealed in all its glory. The large bowl allows the bouquet to develop to the full, while the slightly flared top lip maximises the fruit flavours by directing a precise flow onto the front palate. Certain wines and grape varieties require this type of controlled delivery. By ensuring that the fruit is highlighted while using the marked acidity of the wine to keep the flavours in balance, this is a glass that produces a superbly three-dimensional 'taste picture'.
Recommended for: Barbaresco, Barolo, Beaujolais Grand Cru, Blauburgunder, Burgundy (red), Dornfelder, Echézeaux, Gamay, Moulin à vent, Musigny, Nuits Saint Georges, Nebbiolo, Pommard, Pinot noir, Romanée Saint Vivant, Santenay, Volnay, Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot.
"Only" 2000 years have passed since the glass blowpipe was used in ancient Rome for the first time. This made it possible to blow glass into different shapes. At our factory in Kufstein our glassblowers still use this ancient mouth-blowing method with great care and precision to create the world-famous handcrafted Riedel glasses.
Raw material: quartz sand, lead oxide, sodium and potassium
Furnace containing liquid lead crystal, at a working temperature of 1100°C/2012F
First step to produce the bowl; glass bulb (gather) on hollow metal rod (blow-pipe)
Liquid glass pre-moulded in a shaping block
Prior to blowing into the mould
Mouth-blowing by using the blow-pipe
Blowing the bowl into shape by using a mold
Gatherer delivers liquid glass to chairman, liquid glass is cut and pulled by shears to form the stem
Bed-plate moulded by foot-board
Wooden tool used to fix footplate securely, preventing wobbling
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