Riedel Sommelier Wine Glass - Hermitage

Riedel Sommelier Wine Glass - Hermitage

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"Faced with wines of such magnificence I began to think that perhaps we could find a superior alternative." - Georg Riedel

The Syrah variety was first planted in the Northern Rhone region by the Romans. It produces deeply pigmented, well-structured wines with excellent aging potential. The glass was developed between 1993 and 1995 following tastings in the major Syrah-growing regions, with many influential winemakers kindly contributing their views.

It is shaped to deliver the classic Syrah aromas of toast and black olives. On the palate, it brings out the wine's silky, velvety structure and balanced flavours. The tannins melt into the fruit, appearing sweet rather than acerbic on the back palate.

Claus J Riedel was the first designer to suggest that it was the shape of the glass that played such a pivotal role in the flavour of the wine. More than 50 years in the making the Sommelier range of Riedel glasses is the pinnacle of this design philosophy. 

Each glass is hand blown from the finest quality lead crystal - using techniques that are as old as glass itself the glassblowers create wafer thin bowls with precisely tailored depths, widths and rims. 

CAUTION: Once you use the Sommelier range no other glass will do. These glasses are not for a casual drink. These are tools for the most discerning connoisseur. 

All Riedel glasses are dishwasher safe.