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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
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.
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
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),
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