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Red wine glass BLACK SERIES COLLECTOR'S EDITION BURGUNDY 1l, Riedel

Code: RD410016R
Brand: Riedel
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The first series of custom-made glasses for different wine varieties is presented in a brand new guise in 2013. The Riedel factory in Kufstein, Austria, the birthplace of the world-famous Sommeliers glass series, celebrates 40 years. Special collector's editions were created for this occasion. The Black series, black opaque crystal, hand-blown into the most popular glass shapes, is an appropriate way to celebrate such an anniversary.

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The first series of custom-made glasses for different wine varieties is presented in a brand new guise in 2013. The Riedel factory in Kufstein, Austria, the birthplace of the world-famous Sommeliers glass series, celebrates 40 years. Special collector's editions were created for this occasion. The Black series, black opaque crystal, hand-blown into the most popular glass shapes, is an appropriate way to celebrate such an anniversary.

The crystal turns black by adding cobalt and manganese. For experienced glassblowers, blowing the shape and pulling out the stem is a real challenge, as this mixture cools and solidifies much faster than clear crystal. But to make the task no small challenge, the glassmaking bar is raised even higher with the "R" Black series, where the stem of these glasses contains a very fine red glass string encased in clear crystal. While these series can be used to consume wine, they are primarily intended as works of art to decorate the homes of avid wine collectors.

The English wine magazine Decanter describes this Burgundy Grand Cru Sommeliers glass on the occasion of a comparative tasting as "The finest Burgunder glass of all times, suitable for both young and old burgundies"

Another unusual accolade for this unique 1957 shape is that the Museum of Modern Art (New York) has this glass on permanent display.

However, the evil tongues also call this beautiful creation the "goldfishbowl", because the drinking vessel with a volume of more than 1000 ml is simply unique. (Warning: never pour more than 150 ml.)

Light wines do not feel good in a glass of Burgundy Grand Cru Sommeliers, their lack of expression is completely lost in it. Full-bodied wines, on the other hand, literally "blossom" in it and present even the finest aromas in unsuspected fullness and intensity. Thin-skinned red varieties produce less intense wines with acidity that can spoil the drinking experience.

The shape of the Burgundy Grand Cru Sommeliers glass, on the other hand, integrates the acidity into the fruity taste. The wine from this gently open shape flows directly onto the tongue and enhances the fruit and sweet flavours. As a result, the mouth develops an exciting play of fruit and acidity that harmoniously complements the taste impression of this wine.

Glasses of Burgundy Grand Cru Sommeliers Riedel are recommended for:

  • Barbaresco, Barolo, Beaujolais Grand Cru
  • Blauburgunder, Burgundy (red), Gamay
  • Clos de Vougeot, Dornfelder, Echézaux, Moulin a vent
  • Musigny, Nuits Saint Georges, Pommard
  • Romanée Saint Vivant, Santenay
  • Volnay, Vosne - Romanée, Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir

SOMMELIERS series:

Claus Riedel introduced the first series of glasses for connoisseurs in 1973 in Orvieto in collaboration with the Italian Sommeliers Association A.I.S. (Associazione Italiana Sommeliers). The series includes 10 different sizes.

From this moment on, the world of wine has changed fundamentally.

In different regions and on different continents, wines are produced today that did not exist or were completely unknown at the time. Therefore, the development of the Sommeliers series was continued by his son George Riedel until the Sommeliers became an extensive "vitrum-vinoteque" at the highest level of technical development.

In 1991 Robert Parker, editor of Wine Advocate magazine wrote: "The best glasses, both from a technical point of view and from the point of view of maximum enjoyment, are those made by Riedel. The effect that these glasses give to fine wine is truly extraordinary. I can't express enough how much of a difference it makes."

Thanks to worldwide demand, the Sommeliers series is now the absolute top wine glass series and the most successful hand-blown wine glass series in the world. Each glass is made separately: the top is blown in a mould, the stem and base are shaped by hand according to production methods developed in the early 1900s.

The glassmakers use their talents, their skills and care for details are essential to give the Sommeliers series the craftsmanship customers expect. Sommeliers are made of glass with more than 24% lead content.

Additional parameters

Category: Wine glasses
Weight: 1 kg
Material: Glass
Product type: Glasses
Collection: Riedel Sommeliers Collector’s Edition
K překladu: CZ AUTO-PRO-title
Margin: E
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