Gift packaged in a special Riedel
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
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
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