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Riedel Sommeliers Chablis, Chardonnay

Riedel Sommeliers, Hand Made, Chablis, Chardonnay Crystal Wine Glass, Single
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Item# 44000R
Size: H: 8-1/2" Cap: 12-3/8oz.

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Celebrating Riedel Sommeliers Glass Collection 40th Anniversary!

Some of the finest and most expensive dry white wines are made from this grape variety, a native of the Burgundy region which is now grown in almost all wine-producing regions worldwide.

In the New World, especially, Chardonnay's popularity stems from its creamy structure, which balances oaky, buttery flavours 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 Chardonnay glass is designed so that this low acidity is delivered in a way that sets off the alcohol and rich flavours of the wine, highlighting its velvety, supple texture, emphasising 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 flavours so typical of the variety.

WHITE BORDEAUX

Some of the finest classic white Bordeaux wines are made in the Graves region, where a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes grown in this unique terroir yields a dry white wine with a honeyed bouquet, outstanding mineral components and great depth and length.

The shape of this glass offsets the richness of the wine by bringing its mineral components to the fore, resulting in a long, flinty finish.

Recommended for: Albariño, Bordeaux (white), Burgundy (white), Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Corton-Charlemagne (white), Hermitage Blanc, Marsanne, Mersault, Pinot (blanc, Grigio, Gris), Ruländer, Sauvignon Blanc (Barrique), Sauvignon-Sémillon (Barrique), Viognier.

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Varietal Specific Designs

"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

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 Exclusive Handmade Riedel Wine Decanters

Shop an extensive collection of the Riedel wine decanters, and a few of them that are exclusively made for Crystal Classics, not available in any other store.

"I prefer to decant wines, both young and old. It is a sign of respect for old wines and a sign of confidence in young wines. Decanting old wines, just a few moments before they are served, helps to ensure that the wines' clarity and brilliance are not obscured by any deposit that may have developed over time. Decanting young wines several hours before they are served gives the wine a chance to bloom and attain a stage of development that normally requires years of aging." - Georg Riedel

 

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