Riedel Sommeliers Series Chablis-Chardonnay Glass, Packed in a Gift Tube

Riedel Sommeliers Series Chablis-Chardonnay Glass, Packed in a Gift Tube

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Brand: Riedel

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  • Riedel is committed to bringing you the world's premier wine glasses which deliver the wine to your palate in a way that enhances and accentuates the wine's enjoyable complexities
  • Full lead crystal
  • We're Celebrating Riedel's Sommeliers series 30th Anniversary by bringing you a more complete assortment of the Sommeleirs line!
  • Riedel delivers this Sommeliers glass with elegance in its own stylish gift tube with the Riedel logo
  • All hand made and mouth blown by skilled artisans

Details: Product Description In the New World, especially, Chardonnay¿s popularity stems from its creamy structure, which balances oakey, buttery flavors with low acidity. The variety produces wines of high alcoholic content, often aged in small oak barrels. Winemakers sometimes add tartaric acid to adjust for its low acidity. The Riedel Sommeliers Chablis-Chardonnay glass is designed so that this low acidity is delivered in a way that sets off the alcohol and rich flavors of the wine, highlighting its velvety, supple texture, emphasizing the fruit and ensuring a long, balanced finish. This classic Riedel shape allows young wines to express all their invigorating freshness, while more mature wines are encouraged to deliver the nutty, spicy, mineral flavors so typical of the variety. Recommended for: Albariño, Bourgogne Aligoté, White Bordeaux , White Burgundy , Chablis, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris , Viognier, etc Amazon.com Handmade of mouth-blown full-lead crystal, this wine glass is from Riedel's top-of-the-line Sommeliers collection and is for those who take their wine seriously. The classic design is understated enough for an after-work glass of wine and elegant enough to dress a holiday table. The glass is specifically shaped to balance the fruit and acidity in white wines such as Chablis, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, white Burgundy, white Bordeaux, Pinot Grigio, or Viognier. Each glass weighs a substantial 10 ounces and holds 12-1/4 ounces of wine. It stands 8-1/2 inches high with a 3-inch wide bowl. --Cristina Vaamonde From the Manufacturer A Glass Is Not Just a Glass The Content Determines the Shape Riedel's belief when it comes to develop a shape is that design ideas are not born on a drawing board but shaped by trial and error with the help and support of the world’s greatest palates. A person interested in wine is led by color, bouquet, and taste. He often does not consider the glass--used as an instrument to convey the message of the wine. Over the years we have acquired some interesting scientific explanations as to why the shape of a glass so influences the bouquet and taste of alcoholic beverages. The first discovery was made while enjoying wine. The same wine seemed completely different, when served in a variety of glasses--so much so that experienced connoisseurs were made to believe that they were tasting a different wine. In the next step, Riedel was able to determine shapes in which the wine seemed to improve. The grape variety is the key factor determining the relationship between fruit, acidity, tannin, and alcohol in wine. We started to recognize the complicated role played by size and shape in conveying the message of a fine wine. The Influence of Size and Shape on Alcoholic Beverages Bouquet The quality and intensity of aromas are determined by the personality of a wine and the relative affinity of the glass shape. Bouquet can only develop in a range of temperatures. Low temperatures temper the intensity, whereas high temperatures push mainly alcoholic fumes. When describing the importance of the glass shape we assume that the right serving sizes (white wine: 2-3 ounces; red wine: 3-5 ounces) and temperatures are respected. When wine is poured out, it starts to evaporate and the aromas quickly fill the glass in layers according to their density and specific gravity. The lightest vapors are at the rim, the heaviest on the bottom. Consequently the size and the shape of the glass can be fine-tuned to the typical aromas of a grape variety: The lightest, most fragile aromas are those which resemble flower and fruit aromas. Slender, egg-shaped glasses emphasize this kind of aroma. The middle is filled with green vegetal aromas and earthy mineral components. The heaviest aromas are those of wood and alcohol. When swirling the glass, the wine moistens additional surface which increases the evaporation and intensity of the aromas. However, it does not a

Package Dimensions: 18.0 x 6.0 x 3.0 inches

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