Riedel Vinum Brunello di Montalcino Set of 2 (P/N 6416/90).
Brunello Di Montalcino was long considered the world's most prestigious wine. DOCG rules now require it to be barreled 4 years, so a new glass had to be developed to accommodate the change in flavor. This is the result.
- Stands at 8-5/8", with a capacity of 20.75 oz. for an average serving size of 7 oz.
- The size and shape improve on the confining former "Chianti Classico," with oak flavors deemphasized in favor of fruit by virtue of the diameter of the rim.
deepens and brightens the amber color of Brunello.
Recommended for: Brunello di Montalcino, Bordeaux (red), Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Rioja, TempranilloWhy choose this set over similar glasses?
- This glass was the first to be officially designed for a wine region.
- The wide-rimmed trumpet shape brings out the best in the cherries-and-port accents of this surprisingly mature bouquet.
- Riedel is recognized as the worldwide leader and most innovative manufacturer of fine wine stemware.
In the past, Brunello di Montalcino was undoubtedly considered Italy's most prestigious wine.
- Design parameters are based on the characteristics of the Brunello grapesl
- Enhances the flavor, bouquet, and overall pleasure of wine
- Machine-made with lead-free crystal
- Set of 2 stems
Capacity: 20 3/4 oz.
Size: 8 5/8h (in)
Weight: 2.7 lb
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the quality of Riedel's new lead-free crystal compare to its 24% lead crystal glass?
Riedel recently began the process of converting all of its glassware from lead to lead-free glass crystal, and eventually all of Riedel's glassware will be lead-free. We compared lead vs the lead-free (Sommelier Bordeaux Grand Cru glasses side by side, and found it difficult to distinguish between the glasses. It seemed like the lead-free glasses had thinner stems and rims, while the 24% lead glasses seemed slightly heaver in the hand. There was no discernable difference in the balance, clarity or construction of the glasses.