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Celebrating Riedel Sommeliers Glass Collection 40th Anniversary!
"My first thoughts about a
dedicated glass for Syrah date from a visit I made to
the Guigal family in 1992", says Georg Riedel. "Until
that time we had always suggested our Burgundy glasses
as being best suited for Syrah. But faced with wines
of such magnificence I began to think that perhaps we
could find a superior alternative."
The Syrah variety was first planted
in the Northern Rhône region by the Romans. It
produces deeply pigmented, well-structured wines with
excellent ageing potential.
The glass was developed between
1993 and 1995 following tastings in the major
Syrah-growing regions, with many influential
winemakers kindly contributing their views. It is
shaped to deliver the classic Syrah aromas of toast
and black olives. On the palate, it brings out the
wine's silky, velvety structure and balanced flavours.
The tannins melt into the fruit, appearing sweet
rather than acerbic on the back palate.
Hermitage red, Mourvèdre, Shiraz,
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