One of Riedel’s most popular stems, these Vinum Burgundy/Pinot Noir wine glasses are designed to enhance the flavors of full-bodied red wines with high acidity and moderate tannin, such as Pinot Noir, Barbaresco, Barolo, Barbera, Red Burgundy, Gamay, and Nebbiolo. Introduced in 1986, the Riedel Vinum line was the first machine-made series of glasses in history to be based exclusively on the characteristics of grape varietals. The Vinum series has had a strong and permanent impact on the wine glass culture around the globe. These glasses have proven to consumers and restauranteurs that the pleasure of consuming wines starts with the glass. Developed by 10th generation Georg Riedel on the principle that the contents commands the shape, Vinum is great for everyday use. These glasses are made with over 24% lead crystal.Guided by the idea that “content commands the shape,” Riedel of Austria consistently earns first place among the makers of fine wine glasses. The Vinum series is the world’s first line of machine-made glasses formed specifically to suit varietal characteristics. Crafted to exacting standards, the glasses are 24-percent lead crystal with a beautifully balanced feel. They offer the taste-enhancing benefits of Riedel’s hand-formed glasses without the top-shelf expense.
Riedel designs the Burgundy glass to suit full-bodied wines with moderate tannin and high acidity. The large bowl is especially apt for Burgundy’s nuanced aroma and controls the flow of wine onto the optimum part of the tongue. This set of two glasses is also suitable for serving Pinot Noir, Barbaresco, Barbera, Barolo, Gamay, and Nebbiolo. Each stem stands 8-1/4 inches high and has a 24-3/4-ounce full capacity. Washing by hand is recommended. –Emily Bedard
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