Riedel Sommeliers Wine Glass - Zinfandel/Chianti

Riedel Sommeliers Wine Glass - Zinfandel/Chianti

$129.95

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Experience Chianti the way it should be drunk. Maybe with a serve of fava beans? 

Sangiovese is native to the stony soils of the Tuscan hills, where most vineyards are sited at an altitude of 1000-2000 feet. intense sun on steep slopes with poor soils results in medium-bodied wines with good acidity, minerals and tannins.

The shape of this glass brings out the characteristic Chianti bouquet of cherry and bitter almonds.

On the palate it helps the wine to gain fruit and suppleness, with the acidity and tannins making for a complex finish. T

he glass was officially presented at a tasting in Florence on 11 June 1991, where it was warmly acclaimed by leading winemakers of the region.

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 pinacle 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.

Find out more about Riedel glasses on www.riedel.com