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THE RIEDEL RED WINE GLASS GUIDE
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With decades of research into the Grape Varietal sensation and support from the world’s wine experts, RIEDEL knows that the enjoyment of aroma, taste, texture and finish of a wine is maximized by using the right "Wine Instrument".
A RIEDEL GLASS TURNS A SIP OF WINE INTO A CELEBRATION
Considered by many as the king of the Bordeaux region and grown in almost every major wine-producing country, Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most recognizable wine grape varieties. Used for numerous red wines, this grape ripens late and performs best in warm soils. Cabernet Sauvignon covers an array of flavours and scents, from herbaceous when not fully ripe to blackcurrant-flavoured in more ripened bunches. These glasses are perfect for full-bodied, complex red wines high in tannin.
RIEDEL Performance Cabernet/Merlot - The generous size of this glass allows the bouquet to develop fully, and smooths out the rough edges. It emphasizes the fruit, playing down the bitter qualities of the tannin, and allows wines to achieve balance. The optic impact in the RIEDEL Performance series adds both a design feature and an astounding effect on wine's aromatics.
RIEDEL Veritas Cabernet/Merlot - The generous size of this glass allows the bouquet to develop fully, and smooths out the rough edges. It emphasizes the fruit, playing down the bitter qualities of the tannin, and allows wines to achieve balance.
RIEDEL Vinum Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot - Vinum is RIEDEL's basic varietal-specific stemmed series. Designed in 1986 by 10th-generation glassmaker Georg J. Riedel, Vinum was created to ensure every wine lover could afford varietal-specific glassware.
RIEDEL Extreme Cabernet - Its diamond shape works beautifully for big and bold New World wines as the extreme angles offer more space to develop aromas. The generous size of this glass emphasizes fruit, smooths out the tannin's rough edges and bitter qualities, and allows wines to achieve balance.
The Extreme glasses are named after their extreme contours. The bowls mimic polished diamonds and their wide angles allow plenty of room for the wine to breathe. They are specifically designed to enhance and emphasize the pleasant softness and generally fruity notes of the New World wines.
RIEDEL Winewings Cabernet/Merlot -
Its unique flat-bottomed design brings forward primary fruit aromas, allowing the bouquet to develop in detail. It balances the intensity of flavour with the bitter tannins typical of thick-skinned red wine grapes.
RIEDEL Winewings is a brutally functional glass collection, taking wine's aromas and flavours on a flight. Made up of several new shapes, these flat-bottomed glasses are reminiscent of the wing of an aircraft. This means the wine has a greater surface area in the glass, which increases the levels of evaporation.
SL RIEDEL Stemless Wings Cabernet/Merlot -
The glass allows the bouquet to develop fully, and smooths out the rough edges. It emphasizes the fruit, playing down the bitter qualities of the tannin, and allows wines to achieve balance. This glass was redesigned by Georg Riedel in 2020 to ensure its smaller size maintains the delicate and important characteristics of each wine.
This stemless creation is the perfect complement to the original stemmed series. To ensure the tumblers sit comfortably within the drinker's hand, each Grape Varietal shape required a set of new prototypes to determine how much the glass could be reduced while maintaining the delicate and important characteristics of each wine.
RIEDEL O Wine Tumbler Cabernet/Merlot - Designed in 2004, the RIEDEL O Tumbler was the first varietal-specific wine tumbler in history. O is an innovative take on the casual wine glass, based on the benchmark shapes of RIEDEL's Vinum series. Better yet, the O Tumbler fits into every dishwasher so broken stems are a thing of the past.
RIEDEL Sommeliers Bordeaux Grand Cru - This shape was one of the original 'wine friendly' glasses designed by 9th generation Claus J. RIEDEL. The generous size of this glass allows the bouquet to develop fully, and smooths out the rough edges. It emphasizes the fruit, playing down the bitter qualities of the tannin, and allows wines to achieve balance.
Sommeliers was the world’s first wine-friendly glass collection and a design revolution created by Claus J. Riedel (9th generation). The range adheres to the Bauhaus design principle of form follows function, as Claus J. Riedel had discovered that certain wines showed more depth and better balance when enjoyed from certain shapes. Thin-blown and unadorned, Sommeliers was the beginning of RIEDEL's dominance in the global wine glass market.
Riedels master glassmakers individually craft each item so every piece has a unique character. Due to the nature of crafting, small tolerances in the size and weight of each product, tiny bubbles, imperfections, or slight surface variations are an acceptable part of the process.
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