Riedel Vinum Brunello di Montalcino
This glass was the first Riedel glass to be officially designed for a wine region. In evaluating different glasses, it was the character of the wine itself which led experts to arrive at the final shape. The bowl of Riedel's Chianti Classico glass was generally considered not big enough to appreciate Brunello's rich aromas. Even though the two regions are adjacent and the grape variety similar, the appropriate glass shapes for the wines are very different. Although Riedel's Bordeaux glass tended to emphasize oak and not enough fruit by virtue of the diameter of the rim, the panel agreed that the bouquet and taste of Brunello could be fully appreciated. By fine-tuning Riedel glasses to enhance the wine of a very specific growing area, it is possible to emphasize its typical aromas, taste and harmonious balance.