Gift packaged in a special Riedel
Celebrating Riedel Sommeliers Glass Collection 40th Anniversary!
It was an Italian lawyer and owner
of a famous Tuscan winery who made Georg Riedel aware
that his range featured only glasses dedicated to
French grape varieties.
Stung into action, Riedel began
working with the oenologist Dr. Walter Filliputti to
research the characteristics of the Sangiovese grape
variety and the optimum shape with which to set off
its delicate qualities.
Sangiovese is native to the stony
soils of the Tuscan hills, where most vineyards are
sited at an altitude of 1000-2000 feet. intense sun on
steep slopes with poor soils results in medium-bodied
wines with good acidity, minerals and
The shape of this glass brings out
the characteristic Chianti bouquet of cherry and
bitter almonds. On the palate it helps the wine to
gain fruit and suppleness, with the acidity and
tannins making for a complex finish. The glass was
officially presented at a tasting in Florence on 11
June 1991, where it was warmly acclaimed by leading
winemakers of the region.
Recommended for: Chianti, Dolcetto,
Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Zinfandel.