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Collection créée en 2015

RIEDEL Superleggero

Signifiant « super léger » en italien

Signifiant « super léger » en italien, RIEDEL Superleggero a fait ses débuts en 2015 et est une remarquable preuve du talent des maîtres cristalliers de la maison.

Cette collection est l'évolution des conceptions de trois générations : en 1958, Claus Riedel, 9e génération, a créé les premiers verres "adaptés au vin" du monde avec des Sommeliers ; Georges Riedel, 10e génération, a ensuite adapté chaque forme pour l'harmoniser avec des cépages spécifiques ; aujourd'hui, Maximilian Riedel, 11e génération, a franchi une nouvelle étape avec le lancement de RIEDEL Superleggero.

Une véritable révolution de la verrerie faite à la main, marquée par une esthétique plus fine et une légèreté optimisée, tout comme l’indique son propre nom. Signifiant « super léger » en italien, RIEDEL Superleggero a fait ses débuts en 2015 et est une remarquable preuve du talent des maîtres cristalliers de la maison. La collection reprend les formes de bol de la collection Sommeliers originale tout en proposant une esthétique encore plus fine et un design aussi léger qu'une plume.

La collection RIEDEL Superleggero est fait à la main.

Perfect balance, exceptional performance, look and feel of handmade.

The next step in a decades-long evolution

This reintroduction sees a reimagining of the classic RIEDEL Superleggero collection. Handmade RIEDEL Superleggero was released in 2015 as the third stage of a glassware evolution, following RIEDEL’s 1958 creation of the wine-friendly gourmet Sommeliers series, and the 1973 transformation of Sommeliers into a ground-breaking grape varietal specific glassware collection.

The aim for handmade RIEDEL Superleggero was simple; harness the highly skilled technique of handcrafting glassware to produce a varietal-specific series featuring a new standard of slimline aesthetics and light design. The result was something to be truly proud of.

The release of premium machine-blown RIEDEL Superleggero glassware sees RIEDEL take the next step in this evolutionary process. Continuing with the iconic Sommeliers egg shape bowl design and slimline aesthetic, this adaptation in production takes advantage of modern, sophisticated machinery developed in-house at the RIEDEL Weiden factory in Germany to bring superior precision to glassmaking.

This superior precision allows RIEDEL Superleggero glassware to be crafted as fine-tuned instruments, maintaining all the positives enjoyed from the handmade RIEDEL Superleggero collection and eliminating the risk of having any inconsistencies in the design of the bowl and rim diameter.

Detailed, precise excellence in glassware design embodies the RIEDEL way and ensures RIEDEL maximally supports your wine enjoyment - all while staying true to the ‘super-light’ characteristic after which RIEDEL Superleggero was named.

Premium machine production of such a thin-walled and perfectly balanced glass series was not possible with familiar technology. Once again, however, Riedel lived up to its position as a technical pioneer and developed in-house machine technology that is capable of producing glasses by machine to a quality that is difficult to distinguish from handmade glasses. The new bases are up to 106 mm in diameter, which is a new technical record.

Two RIEDEL Superleggero premium machine-made Cabernet glasses

Setting Standards Again

As is the standard for RIEDEL glassware, RIEDEL Superleggero glasses are perfectly balanced and are certified as dishwasher safe. To highlight its significance as a transformative series, RIEDEL Superleggero becomes the first permium machine-made collection to feature a unique RIEDEL collection logo on the base of the glass.

RIEDEL Superleggero - Glasses Overview
Base of a RIEDEL Superleggero premium machine-made wine glass

Grape Varietal Specific Code

On the center of the base, below the stem, you will find a code which assists in identifying the right glass for your favorite Grape Variety.

  • R1 Riesling
  • R2 Chardonnay
  • R3 Sauvignon Blanc
  • R4 Champagne Wine Glass
  • R5 Spirtis
  • R6 Hermitage/Syrah
  • R7 Burgundy Grand Cru
  • R8 Bordeaux Grand Cru
Collection overview form RIEDEL Superleggero premium machine-made wine glasses

premium machine made

stemware blown in Weiden, Germany

"PREMIUM" defines the advantage of a machine blown RIEDEL glass vs. a hand-made glass. The difference lies within the precision. Since RIEDEL glasses are fine-tuned instruments that support your wine enjoyment, we must make sure that there are no variances in the execution of the bowl and rim diameter, which is the key to our philosophy!