Franciacorta, Champagne, Blanc de Blancs, Cava, Sekt, Sparkling Wine, Prosecco
Year of design: 2018
Volume: 375.0 ccm
Height: 245.0 mm
Type of Manufacturing: machine production
Material: A Crystal
Elegant Dinner for 2
With three generations of research, development and experience in creating wine specific glassware Georg Riedel & Maximilian J. Riedel have created Performance; the ultimate loudspeaker for fine wine. Lightweight, durable and dishwasher safe, Performance glasses are executed in sparkling crystal glass, and feature long fine stems and large stable bases. Performance"s unique optic impact not only adds a pleasing visual aspect to the bowl, but also increases the inner surface area, allowing the wine to open up and to fully show every aroma and subtle nuance. The grape varietal-specific shapes in Performance, when combined with the optic impact, deliver ultimate wine enjoyment, making Performance the new essential must-have wine glass collection for all wine-lovers.
RIEDEL CLASSIC - THE FIRST VARIETAL-SPECIFIC STEMWARE LINE
THE CONTENT DETERMINES THE SHAPE
WHY SHAPE MATTERS
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 colour, 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.