Riedel introduces

Fatto A Mano


“Fatto a Mano”, meaning hand-made in Italian, is Riedel's stunning new introduction for 2017. Hand-made in Tiroler Glashütte, at Riedel's headquarters in Austria, this new stemware collection bears the typical attributes of a Riedel product: varietal specific, thin blown, unadorned, and standing tall on slender stems. "Fatto a Mano " turns a sip of wine into a colourful celebration. Six shapes are available: Cabernet, Old World Pinot Noir, Old World Shiraz, Oaked Chardonnay, Riesling and Champagne wine glass. The available colours for the stems of the glasses are white, black, yellow, red, green, pink or blue. Each glass is packaged individually in a gift box or in a carton of six (the shape of bowl of your choice, with the stems in the six colours).

So, what‘s NEW about "Fatto a Mano"?

The answer is how it is assembled, which differs from Riedel’s current glass making process. "Fatto a Mano" combines the sophistication of handmade glass in the style of the ancient Venetian tradition with the very latest 21st century glass making technology, using fully automated machine-blown techniques. The execution of this new process was made possible by the significant quality improvements in the Riedel glass factory in Weiden, Bavaria. The ancient, colorful Venetian glass making tradition inspired and ignited the thought process and lead the way towards the required design, where the stem and base would be made by hand and the bowl blown by machine.

Together, with Riedel‘s very talented Tyrolean glass makers, Riedel tried, tested and experimented until they had perfectly mastered the Venetian puzzle. They discovered how to build the multi-coloured stems by hand and how to fuse, in the hot stage, the bowl to the colored stem. With its hand-made stem and base, "Fatto a Mano" combines the crafts of the past with today's technologically-advanced, machine blown techniques. The finished product charms the eye with its hand-crafted feel, colorful aesthetics and varietal specific bowls.

Fatto a Mano Black & White

Excellance without color

Additionally, Riedel offer a special edition with a twisted stem in black and white. Crafting these stems requires a glassmaker with extraordinary skill and the utmost precision. 8 shapes of this special edition are available: Bordeaux Grand Cru, Burgundy Grand Cru, Old World Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Old World Syrah, Oaked Chardonnay, Viognier/Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Champagne wine glass. Each glass is packaged individually in a gift box.

The Legacy of Georg Josef Riedel
Our technicians convinced me that their fully automatically blown bowls are as high in quality as the finest mouth-blown glasses, when considering even distribution of glass, thickness and lightness of weight.
Georg Riedel about the NEW "Fatto a Mano"
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