Sommeliers. TINTO RESERVA.
The three successive panels of Spanish tasters, which included such major growers as Pablo Alvarez (Vega Sicilia), Alejandro Fernández (Pesquera) and the Marques de Griñon, 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. Therefore, the final panel, including the top Bordeaux winemaker Michel Rolland, who actively works with Tempranillo in Spain, unanimously recommends a twin solution to perfectly suit both styles of wine, after testing the top glasses developed from prior panel sessions. There will be a smaller Tempranillo glass that will be produced in the Vinum range, and a markedly larger (but identically shaped) Tempranillo Reserva glass in the Sommeliers range.
Recommended for: Gran Reserva, Ribera del Duero, Rioja, Tinto Reserva, Tempranillo.
Height: 248 mm, 9-3/4"
Capacity: 620 ccm, 21-7/8 oz