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Riedel Sommeliers Sauternes, Dessertwine
Riedel Sommeliers, Hand Made Sauternes Dessert Wine Glass, Single
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Item# 440055R
Size: H: 7-7/8" Cap: 12oz.

Gift packaged in a special Riedel gift tube.

Celebrating Riedel Sommeliers Glass Collection 40th Anniversary!

This glass was originally developed in 1989 in collaboration with Hardy Rodenstock, described by the Wine Spectator as 'the world's most extravagant wine collector'.

It was first issued as a glass for dry white wine as part of Riedel's mouth-blown HR1 collection.

Ironically enough, tastings around the world have subsequently shown it to be the ideal glass for Sauternes and sweet wines. The unusual curved design accentuates the apricot aromas typical of wines made from grapes affected by botrytis ('noble rot'). The glass is designed to emphasise acidity, thus balancing the wine's liquorous sweetness and luscious finish.

This shape has now been added to our mouth-blown Sommeliers series as the Sauternes and dessert wine glass.

Recommended for: Ausbruch, Auslese, Barsac, Beerenauslese, Eiswein, Picolit, Recioto di Soave, Sauternes, Tokay, Trockenbeerenauslese, Vins liquoreux.

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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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