Riedel Veritas Oaked Chardonnay Set of 2 #17434
Veritas is 15% taller than Vinum but 25% lighter and finer. According to Riedel, these glasses are "dishwasher safe, break resistant and suitable for long-term daily use at home." Visually stunning, super-thin and well-balanced, these glasses are a delight to hold..
Recommended for: Burgundy (white), Chardonnay (oaked), Corton-Charlemagne, Meursault, Montrachet, Morillon (oaked), Pouilly-Fuisse, Riesling (late harvest dry), Riesling Smaragd, Smaragd
Lead-free crystal. Hand-wash. Set of 2.
- Exceptionally clear, lightweight and balanced
- Tall, visually stunning stem
- Lead-free crystal
- Set of 2 stems
Size: 8 1/2h (in)
Weight: 3.2 lbs
Capacity: 22 ounces
What makes Riedel stemware unique
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.
Ratings & Reviews
Beautiful but fragile
by Stephen -
These glasses are really stunning to look at and are a pleasure to hold; thin, light, and well proportioned. However, I've already had one shatter in my hand as I was washing it, which is disappointing especially since the claim is that they are "break resistant." While I've safely put Vinum series glasses in the dishwasher, I don't think I'll even attempt to do so with the Veritas. I am however, ordering a replacement set because I do like the glasses.
This is the perfect glass! It is delicate and thin with a narrow perched stem and high quality construction. I can't believe these are machine made! Absolutely stunning.