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Riedel Sommeliers Vintage Champagne
Riedel Sommeliers, Hand Made, Vintage Champagne Flute Glass, Single
$129.00 each

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Item# 440028R
Size: H: 9.646" Cap: 11.64oz.

Each piece features Riedel trademark, hand polished thin rim.
The collection that changed glassware forever: Sommeliers was the worlds first wine glass collection featuring shapes designed specifically for wine enjoyment.

This design revolution was created by 9th generation Claus J. Riedel in 1958, who perfected glass design to its essence: bowl, stem and base. Thin-blown and unadorned, Claus was the first in history to recognize the effect of shapes on the perception of alcoholic beverages. His work has influenced and changed the appearance of stemware forever.

Claus J. Riedel worked with experienced tasters and discovered that wine enjoyed from specifically designed glasses showed more depth and better balance than when served in generic glasses. He designed each glass to adhere to the Bauhaus design principle of form follows function, tailoring its shape to the characteristics of the wines it was designed for.

Sommeliers is handmade in crystal glass.

This Crystal Flute concentrates the unique, yeasty bouquet of great Champagnes, while emphasizing their creamy texture on the palate. The bubbles are not allowed to dominate, but are part of the overall pleasure. Recommended for: Champagne, Cuvee Prestige, Rose Champagne, Vintage Champagne, Vintage Sparkling wine.


 

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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