Claus J Riedel was the first designer to recognize that the bouquet, taste, balance and finish of wines are affected by the shape of the glass from which they are consumed. More than 50 years ago he began his pioneering work to create stemware that would match and complement different wines and spirits. In the late 1950s, RIEDEL started to produce glasses which at that time were a design revolution. Thin-blown, unadorned, reducing the design to its essence: bowl, stem, base. Riedel Sommelier stems from Austria are unequivocally the best wine glasses ever made. These magnificent crystal stems are all handblown by master glassblowers. Their perfectly balanced size and shape actually improve the flavor and bouquet of all of your wines.
Dimensions of the Riedel Sommelier Chablis (Mature Cabernet) Glass:
Height: 8-1/2" Capacity: 12-3/8 oz
The Riedel Sommelier Chablis (Mature Cabernet) Glass is recommended for:
Albario, Barsac, Bordeaux (white), Burgundy (white), Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Condrieu, Hermitage Blanc, Marsanne, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauternes, Sauvignon Blanc (Barrique), Viognier.
Riedel Model Number of the Riedel Sommelier Chablis (Mature Cabernet) Glass: # 4400/0
Improves your Wine Review by Sandy Hoofbeats
My husband and I have had these for years. Broke one which is why I am looking for an other. We live in wine county. Frequently friends don't believe a glass can improve the wine. That is why we enjoy hosting blind glass tastings.
The extra price of the wine glass has been absorbed over 10 years. Since the Riedel Sommelier series makes any wine taste better, it has been great for our recession wines.
We use this glass for California Chardonnay and Mature Cabernets.
(Posted on 12/25/2011)