Riedel Sommeliers Tinto Reserva (Tempranillo)


The Riedel Sommelier Tinto Reserva glass is the first wine glass ever designed for one of the Iberian Peninsula’s great, highly idiosyncratic grape varieties: the red Tempranillo, which dominates the fine Rioja and Ribera del Duero wines, in addition to being a major cultivar in many of Spain’s other Denominaciones de Origen.

Like Tinta Roriz or Aragonez, Tempranillo is also a major grape variety in Portugal. After a protracted, highly meticulous testing process which involved three major tastings between late 1997 and late 1998, it became apparent that Tempranillo presented some of the same challenges as another ‘chameleon’ grape variety, Syrah.

The three successive panels of Spanish tasters appreciated the general shape – wider bottom, narrower mouth – that has been so successful in Riedel’s Hermitage glass. But they came to the conclusion that a smaller size accommodates young Tempranillo’s voluptuous aromatic qualities perfectly, while a larger liquid volume is preferable in order to equally highlight the flavours and finish of the top oak-aged Tempranillo wines, whose tannic structure makes them eminently ageable.

  • This pack contains a single glass.
  • Handmade and dishwasher safe.
  • Volume 620.0 ccm
  • Height 248.0 mm

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