Riedel Extreme Glassware

Riedel Extreme Range

Riedel are known world over as the wine drinkers glass maker. Their understanding of how the shape of a glass influences the experience of a wine, combined with their expertise in both hand and machine manufacturing, puts Riedel at the forefront of wine glass technology.

RIEDEL Extreme Range

The Extreme glasses derive their name from their extreme contours. The bowls are reminiscent of polished diamonds that spread out wide and taper off at the top. This allows the wine plenty of room to breathe, enhancing and emphasizing the pleasant softness and generally fruity notes of the New World wines.

The 4 Sensations of Wine

Bouquet
Grape varietal specific stemware is re­sponsible for delivering the quality and intensity of the wine’s aroma.

Texture
Grape varietal specific stemware highlights the exciting and diverse styles of “mouthfeel” in wine (watery, creamy, silky, velvety).

Flavour 
Grape varietal specific stemware creates a ba­lanced interaction between the fruit, minerality, acidity and bitter components of a wine.

Finish
Grape varietal specific stemware offers a pleasant, seamless, harmonious, and long lasting aftertaste.

When developing a glass, RIEDEL’s design ideas are not born on a drawing board, but shaped by trial and error with the help and support of the world’s greatest palates. A person interested in wine is led by color, bouquet and taste, but often the glass is not considered as an instrument to convey the wine’s message. Over the years, RIEDEL has acquired some interesting scientific explanations as to why the shape of a glass influences the bouquet and taste of alcoholic beverages. The first discovery was made while enjoying wine. The same wine displayed completely differently characteristics when served in a variety of glasses. The differences were so great that experienced connoisseurs were made to believe that they were tasting different wines. The grape variety is the key factor in determining the relationship between fruit, acidity, tannin and alcohol. As the next step, RIEDEL was able to create shapes in which the wine, vinified from specific grape varieties, seemed to improve. We started to recognize the complex role that size and shape play in conveying the message of a fine wine.

A selection of the Riedel Glass range is available now at The Essential Ingredient Rozelle. For current pricing and stock information please call us on +61295558300 or send your enquiry to contact@sydneyessential.com.au.

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