RIEDEL Sommeliers Bordeaux Grand Cru
The Bordeaux Grand Cru glass is perfect for full-bodied, complex red wines that are high in tannin.
This shape was one of the original 'wine friendly' glasses designed by 9th generation Claus J. RIEDEL. The generous size of this glass allows the bouquet to develop fully, and smooths out the rough edges. It emphasises the fruit, playing down the bitter qualities of the tannin, and allows wines to achieve balance.
Sommeliers was the world’s first wine friendly glass collection and a design revolution created by Claus J. Riedel (9th generation). The range adheres to the Bauhaus design principle of form follows function, as Claus J. Riedel had discovered that certain wines showed more depth and better balance when enjoyed from certain shapes. Thin-blown and unadorned, Sommeliers was the beginning of RIEDEL's dominance of the global wine glass market.
This product is handmade.
Our master glassmakers individually craft each item so every piece has a unique character. Due to the nature of crafting, small tolerances in the size and weight of each product, tiny bubbles, imperfections, or slight surface variations are an acceptable part of the process.
This item is dishwasher safe.
This pack contains a single piece.
Pomerol, St. Julien, Fronsac, St. Estèphe, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Margaux, Pauillac, Brunello di Montalcino, Montepulciano, Cabernet Franc, Pessac Leognan (Rouge), Graves rouge, Médoc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carménère, St. Emilion, Bordeaux (red), Listrac
Year of design 1959
Volume 860.0 ccm
Height 270.0 mm
Box quantity 1
Type of Manufacturing handmade
Owning a handmade Sommeliers glass is like owning a piece of history - the collection defined a new modern age thanks to their thin, undecorated, functional design. Though they are now over 40 years old, the Grape Varietal Specific shapes remain more or less unchanged over time, demonstrating their groundbreaking innovation.