ONE SIZE FITS ALL?

HOW CAN EACH SHAPE PROVIDE A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE FOR MY WINE?

  • One glass is not ideal for all styles of wine; a wine’s bouquet, taste, balance and finish are all affected by the shape of the glass from which it is consumed.
  • A wine will display completely different characteristics when served in different glasses.
  • These differences can be so great, that when the same wine is served in several different glasses, even experienced wine connoisseurs believe that they are tasting as many different wines as there are glasses.
  • Riedel has created shapes that specifically enhance a wine’s harmony and highlight its unique characteristics.
  • Grape varietals carry in their DNA unmistakeable flavor profiles, which adds to the importance of selecting the appropriate glass.
  • Wines have two, three or four flavor contributors which are associated with the fermentation process.

CABERNET
(30-3/8oz, 860ccm)

Four flavor contributors: oak-aged red wines – aroma and taste are dominated by fermented grape juice, the flavor of yeast, maceration (fermentation of the skin and juice) and oak influence (malolactic fermentation, gentle wood flavors combined with ageing and aeration).

RIESLING GRAND CRU (13-3/8oz, 380ccm)

Two flavor contributors: floral white wines – aroma and taste are dominated by fermented grape juice and the flavor of yeast.

MONTRACHET/CHARDONNAY (18-3/8oz, 520ccm)

Three flavor contributors: oak-aged white wines – aroma and taste are dominated by fermented grape juice, the flavor of yeast, and oak influence (malolactic fermentation, gentle wood flavors combined with ageing and aeration).