Riedel Sommeliers Crystal Vintage Champagne Glass / Flute

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5 in stock Code: 4400/28

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  • Height: 245mm 9 5/8"
  • Capacity: 330ml 11 5/8 oz
  • Hand Made
  • Mouth Blown
  • Crystal Glass

Priced and available individually, each glass in individual tubes.

Recommended grape and wine: Champagne, Cuvée Prestige, Rosé Champagne, Vintage Champagne and Vintage Sparkling Wine.

About the Riedel Sommeliers Crystal Vintage Champagne Glass / Flute

Champagne is the most northerly wine-growing region of France. Its chalky soil and unique climate both contribute to the naturally effervescent white wines for which it is so famous. It was not until the 19th century that the technique of secondary fermentation in the bottle was finally perfected.

The traditional coupe glass was actually developed for the particular style of sweet, bubbly dessert champagne popular at this period, obtained by adding an extra measure of "dosage" (a mixture of wine and syrup), although fluted glasses were also used to avoid spillage when champagne was served at standing receptions. It was only around 1930 that the now familiar dry style of champagne became established.

Riedel recommends serving dry champagne in flutes, since these best bring out the fine aromas of the high-quality base wines from which it is made. Many wine-lovers, unfortunately, are quite unaware of this superb bouquet, since champagne is all too often served either in coupes or in glasses that are too small (and thus filled to the brim) - neither of which can convey any aromas at all.

This flute, filled with four ounces of champagne, concentrates the unique, yeasty bouquet of great champagnes, while emphasising their creamy texture on the palate. The bubbles are not allowed to dominant, but are part of the overall pleasure.

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22/10/2013

Riedel Sommelier Champagne Glass

Nothing beats the quality and style of Riedel's Sommelier range - mouth blown hand made lead crystal! Had a breakage in much loved set, but now its complete again due to Wineware's prompt delivery (as always). Thanks for the great and reliable service!

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Product specification

Suitable For: Champagne
Boxed: Individual
Shape: Flute
Production Type: Handmade

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