White wine glass SOMMELIERS BLACK TIE 380 ml, RiedelCode: RD410015
Product detailed description
Stuart Pigott, an English journalist specialising in wine, has achieved his dream. The best Rieslings of the 1990 vintage (excluding dry late harvest) were carefully selected for the world tour.
After chardonnay dominated the perception of the ideal taste of white wine thanks to its spread around the world, journalists in Paris, London and New York had to point out the qualities of Riesling. However, a suitable glass was needed for this.
Riedel sent suggestions from the existing range and the choice fell on a wine glass, originally designed for the sangiovese (Chianti) variety. Pigott and the winegrowers declared this shape ideal after tastings from various glasses. They were particularly impressed by the typical, monotonous intensity of the aroma (peachy), which the Rieslings show in the late harvest in this glass.
Thanks to the high proportion of extracts and alcohol (13 degrees and more), the typical strong acidity is integrated in the fruity aroma. The ovoid shape points to the acidity enough to preserve the nobility and mineral drive. The wine loses breadth and heaviness (high alcohol content) and gains elegance. The many layers of Riesling are thus perceived harmoniously in the mouth.
We recommend the Riesling Grand Cru Sommeliers Black Tie Riedel glasses for:
- Alsace Grand Cru, Jurancon sec, Spiced Tramin
- Grüner Veltliner, Riesling (late harvest)
- Sémillon, Smaragd (dry late harvest)
SOMMELIERS BLACK TIE series:
Sommeliers Black Tie - a series with a touch of glamour from a glass manufactory with a rich tradition. Its hallmark is the black stem for red wine glasses and the black base for white wine glasses - in conjunction with the time-tested Sommeliers Collection chalice.
The Sommeliers Black Tie glasses will impress on their own or in combination with other traditional Riedel glasses, not only from the Sommeliers series. The Sommeliers Black Tie range is a stylish and worthy addition to the globally renowned Riedel Sommeliers series. It creates various effects consisting of harmonious interplay of colours and shapes. You will find clean, noble, but also beautifully playful shapes.
Dresscode Black Tie: a big event can take place with a touch of elegance and extravagance. The Tyrolean glass manufactory Riedel presents this spectacular series of glasses for the noble culture of dining - 50 years after the design "Pokal Hoch" or "Raise the Glass" - by Claus J. Riedel. With the hand-blown Black Tie series, Riedel Glas celebrates the 50th anniversary of this important milestone in glass design.