SAUTERNES

Glass series: SOMMELIERS
SAUTERNES
Recommended for: Ausbruch, Auslese (sweet), Barsac, Beerenauslese, Dessertwine, Jurançon moelleux, Monbazillac, Recioto di Soave, Sauternes, Trockenbeerenauslese, Vins Liquoreux
Item number: 4400/55
Height: 200 mm, 7-7/8"
Capacity: 340 ccm, 12 oz
Widest diameter: 85 mm, 3-3/8"
Price Category: $$$

This glass was originally developed in 1989 in collaboration with Hardy Rodenstock, described by the Wine Spectator as 'the world's most extravagant wine collector'.

It was first issued as a glass for dry white wine as part of Riedel's mouth-blown HR1 collection. Ironically enough, tastings around the world have subsequently shown it to be the ideal glass for Sauternes and sweet wines. The unusual curved design accentuates the apricot aromas typical of wines made from grapes affected by botrytis ('noble rot').

The glass is designed to emphasise acidity, thus balancing the wine's liquorous sweetness and luscious finish. This shape is also part of our mouth-blown Sommeliers series as the Sauternes and dessert wine glass.

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CARING FOR YOUR RIEDEL CRYSTAL


  • All RIEDEL glasses are dishwasher proof according to DIN EN 12857-1/2:2005!
  • Riedel exclusively recommends Miele dishwashers; laboratory testing has shown that Riedel glasses have an estimated lifespan of 1,500 washing cycles when washed properly in a Miele dishwasher. This is the statistical equivalent of the average number of washes during a 20 year timeframe.
  • To avoid scratches: Avoid glass contact with other glass or metal. If available use a stemware rack.
  • To avoid stains: Use soft water (low mineral content).
  • To remove stains: Use white vinegar.
  • If washing by hand, wash the glass under warm water (use detergent and rinse the glass carefully).
  • Wash cleaning towels at boiling temperature (to kill bacteria) with odorless soap.
  • Never use linen softener, when rinsing your cleaning towels (to avoid grease film on surface).
  • To polish the glass: Use two towels, never hold the glass by the base to polish the bowl as the stem could snap due to mishandling.
  • Avoid storing glasses in kitchen cabinets next to items with a strong odor, as this can taint the glass and have an effect on the wines aroma.