GET IN SHAPE!

TASTE THE DIFFERENCE WITH RIEDEL

WHY SHAPE MATTERS?

CORRECT SHAPE:

For Syrah/Shiraz

Delivers the full story of the wine! Maximises the aroma, achieves the best balance on the palate, and achieves a long finish.

INCORRECT SHAPE:

For Syrah/Shiraz

Turns a good wine into a bad experience. Aroma is either compressed or diffused, and the taste is harsh and off-balance.

 

DISCOVER THE RIGHT SHAPE FOR EACH FLAVOUR:

CABERNET SAUVIGNON:

Body:

 

Use CORRECT shape:
Aroma of dark fruit, spice, herbs and chocolate. Bold balance of fruit, tannin and acidity on palate.


Use INCORRECT shape:
Compressed, candylike and simple aroma. No fruit on the palate, along with short, tannic finish.

 

PINOT NOIR:

Body:

Use CORRECT shape:

Delicate aroma led by red fruits, rose petals and honey. Silky smooth on the palate with a hint of tannin. Long finish.


Use INCORRECT shape:

Diffused and generic table wine aroma. Acidic, dry, short and fruitless finish on the palate.

 

SYRAH/SHIRAZ:

Body:

 

Use CORRECT shape: 

Aroma of dark berries, black pepper and dark chocolate. Velvety, soft and long savoury finish on the palate.


Use INCORRECT shape:

One-dimensional aroma with no fruit. Acidic, dry, and harsh finish on the palate.

 

OAKED CHARDONNAY:

Body:

 

Use CORRECT shape:

Aroma of tropical fruit, and vanilla or butter. Creamy and long finish on the palate.


Use INCORRECT shape:

Compressed, generically sweet aroma. Watery mouthfeel, with short finish and no fruit on the palate.

 

SAUVIGNON BLANC/RIESLING:

Body:

 

Use CORRECT shape:

Fresh aroma dominated by citrus fruits and crispness. Refreshing on the palate.


Use INCORRECT shape:

Little or no aroma. Short, acidic finish on the palate.

 

CHAMPAGNE:

Body:

 

Use CORRECT shape:

Aroma of yellow fruit and brioche. Delicate yet fresh anc crisp on the palate. Bubbles accentuate, not dominate.


Use INCORRECT shape:

No aroma. On the palate, dry and yeasty, with no fruit. Dominated by bubbles.

 

JUNMAI SAKE:

Body:

 

Use CORRECT shape:

Bold aroma of savoury umami, fresh rice, and melon. Creamy texture and minerality on the palate.


Use INCORRECT shape:

Strong aroma of yeast, with little fresh rice or fruit. Watery mouthfeel, and short, acidic finish on the palate.