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Riedel Sommeliers Crystal Vintage Champagne Glass / Flute - Set of 4 - 4400/28

Price £352.00 incl. VAT Was £440.00 incl. VAT

Code: 4400/28X4

  • Height: 245mm 9 5/8"
  • Capacity: 330ml 11 5/8 oz
  • Set of four glasses
  • Handmade
  • Mouth Blown
  • Crystal Glass

Box of four glasses, each glass is supplied in its own individual tube.

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 contribute to the naturally effervescent white wines for which it is so famous. It was not until the 19th century that they finally perfected secondary fermentation in the bottle.

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). However, they also used fluted glasses 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 dominate but are part of the overall pleasure.

The following accessories are suitable for cleaning wine glasses:
Glass Cleaning Brush
Large Cleaning Cloth
Medium Cleaning Cloth
Restaurant Crystal Clean

Please note: This item is Non-Stock, which means it may take up to 16 weeks to be delivered.

Suitable For: Champagne
Boxed: Individual
Shape: Flute
Production Type: Mouth Blown