Riedel Vinum Sauvignon Blanc/Riesling Glass Pair
Crystal glass, machine made.
Gift boxed in pairs.
CAUTION: these products are grape-varietal specific. Using them correctly will prove they are not simply glasses, but tools for wine enjoyment.
VINUM (1986) is Riedel's basic stemmed series. This series was created by Georg J. Riedel, based on the Sommeliers range, in order to make Riedel varietal-specific glassware more accessible to the general consumer.
The search for the perfect Sauvignon Blanc glass has taken Riedel to the four corners of the globe, has involved hundreds of tasters, and has become his largest ever search for the optimum glass shape.
A Riedel 'Sauvignon Blanc workshop' was held, in December 1997, at the Carmel Winery to illustrate the affects of the glass on wine. It became apparent that the existing Vinum Sauvignon Blanc glass, while it enhanced the grape variety well, was being out-performed by the Ouverture White Wine glass. This result led Georg J. Riedel to hold tastings in Australia and New Zealand where the findings were similar, with the same glasses winning each time.
Riedel developed prototypes to incorporate the shapes of the winning trio and, to his great satisfaction, at workshops in Bordeaux and Austria, the newly developed shapes worked better. The new Riedel Sauvignon Blanc glass is suitable for all styles of Sauvignon Blanc, from the grassy, mineral wines of the Loire to the oak-aged, honeyed blends from Bordeaux. The tall, slim glass offers freshness and intensity on the nose, a harmonious palate, with an excellent balance of fruit and acidity, and a minerally finish.
All Riedel glasses are dishwasher safe.
Ideal for following grapes:
Ausbruch, Auslese (sweet), Bacchus, Barsac, Beerenauslese, Blanc du Bois, Chasselas, Chenin Blanc, Coulée de Serrant, Dessertwine, Furmint, Gelber Muskateller, Gewürztraminer, Jurançon moelleux, Koshu, Lambrusco, Loire (Blanc), Loupiac, Malagousia, Malvazija Istriana, Monbazillac, Müller-Thurgau, Muskat-Ottonel, Muskateller, Pouilly Fumé, Quarts de Chaume, Recioto di Soave, Sancerre, Sauternes, Sauvignon Blanc (unoaked), Sylvaner, Tokaji (dry), Tokaji (sweet), Traminer, Trockenbeerenauslese, Vins Liquoreux, Vouvray, Zierfandler
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|Shipping Option||Per Box||Cost|
|Pick up in store||All||Free|
|Ship to: Local Wellington Region (*)||Up to 12 bottles||$2.50|
|Ship to: Rest of New Zealand||Up to 12 bottles||$6.00|
|Ship to: Rural Deliveries||Up to 12 bottles||Add + $4.50|
|Ship to: Waiheke Island||Up to 12 bottles||Add + $12.00|