Launched in 2006 and originally produced to celebrate the 250th anniversary of Riedel, this stunning handmade and mouth blown decanter is free formed by the most senior master craftsmen and is executed in the finest quality lead crystal.
"I prefer to decant wines, both
young and old. It is a sign of respect for old wines
and a sign of confidence in young wines.
Decanting old wines, just a few
moments before they are served, helps to ensure that
the wines' clarity and brilliance are not obscured by
any deposit that may have developed over
Decanting young wines several hours
before they are served gives the wine a chance to
bloom and attain a stage of development that normally
requires years of aging."
"It takes a great deal of efforts for a talented wine-maker to produce a good wine. These efforts can be ruined in no time if the wine is not served properly. The quality of the glass plays a crucial role here and Riedel produces the largest range of high quality glasses, specifically fine-tuned to fit the predominant wine varietals of the planet. Riedel makes it possible to fully appreciate all the nuances of aromas and tastes from the best wines of the world." -Michel Bettane
Varietal Specific Designs
The Riedel glass designs are based on the exceptional characteristics of each grape variety, which in turn determines the shape, size and rim diameter of the bowl. The latest machine blown technology, in conjunction with the seamless pulled stem, offers a special design feature "architecture", which creates an indent in the bottom of the bowl, reflecting the light and adding another dimension to the lively color of wine.
Cashs of Ireland is one of the largest independent retailers of Riedel glasses in the U.S.
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