The alluring Mamba, the latest design by Maximilian J. Riedel, is redolent of a sleek mamba snake. As the wine flows through every bend it is double-decanted, “opening up” upon entering the decanter, achieving what would take hours of decanting in a typical bowl-shaped carafe.
Following the serpentine Eve decanter (2008), the Mamba channels the vigor of the famous Black Mamba, the world’s fastest snake. Mirroring the snake’s poised upright stance, the Mamba’s coiled base creates a series of air pockets which “charge” the wine as it moves towards the elegant upright neck upon pouring. While the wine makes its journey through the curvaceous glass, the Mamba emits a gurgle – an aural reminder of the decanting accomplished by the force of the wine passing through the vacuum created in the Mamba’s base.
"It takes a great deal of efforts for a talented wine-maker to produce a good wine. These efforts can be ruined in no time if the wine is not served properly. The quality of the glass plays a crucial role here and Riedel produces the largest range of high quality glasses, specifically fine-tuned to fit the predominant wine varietals of the planet. Riedel makes it possible to fully appreciate all the nuances of aromas and tastes from the best wines of the world." -Michel Bettane
Varietal Specific Designs
The Riedel glass designs are based on the exceptional characteristics of each grape variety, which in turn determines the shape, size and rim diameter of the bowl. The latest machine blown technology, in conjunction with the seamless pulled stem, offers a special design feature "architecture", which creates an indent in the bottom of the bowl, reflecting the light and adding another dimension to the lively color of wine.
Crystal Classics is one of the largest independent retailers of Riedel glasses in the U.S.
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