Riedel Sommeliers Burgundy Grand Cru Glass - 260 Year Value Set
Box contains two glasses.
To celebrate the company's 260th Anniversary, Riedel has released this gift set that offers two Sommeliers Burgundy glasses for the price of only one, providing a unique opportunity to own a piece of Riedel's history at an unbelievable price.
CAUTION: these products are grape-varietal specific. Using them correctly will prove they are not simply glasses, but tools for wine enjoyment.
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 the SOMMELIERS series, 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.
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.
Known as the "mother" of Riedel glassware, 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'.
All Riedel glasses are dishwasher safe.
PLEASE NOTE: due to the fact that these glasses are handmade, tiny bubbles, slight imperfections, surface variations, and small tolerances in the size and weight of each glass, are an acceptable part of the process.
Ideal for following grapes:
Barbaresco, Barolo, Beaujolais Cru, Blanc de Noirs, Burgundy (red), Chambolle Musigny, Champagne, Echézeaux, Franciacorta, Musigny, Nebbiolo, Nuits Saint Georges, Palomino (Sherry), Pinot Noir New World, Pinot Noir Old World, Pommard, Romanée Saint Vivant, Rosé Champagne, Santenay, Volnay, Vosne-Romanée, Vougeot