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Riedel Sommelier Loire (Blanc)


The new Riedel Sauvignon Blanc glass is suitable for all styles of Sauvignon Blanc, from the grassy, mineral wines of the Loire to the oak-aged, honeyed blends from Bordeaux. The tall, slim glass offers freshness and intensity on the nose, a harmonious palate, with an excellent balance of fruit and acidity, and a minerally finish.

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The Riedel Sommelier Loire story: The search for the perfect Sauvignon Blanc glass has taken Riedel to the four corners of the globe, has involved hundreds of tasters, and has become his largest ever search for the optimum glass shape. A Riedel “Sauvignon blanc workshop” was held, in December 1997, at the Carmel Winery to illustrate the affects of the glass on wine. There it became apparent that the existing Vinum Sauvignon Blanc glass, while it enhanced the grape variety well, did not outperform the Ouverture white wine glass. This result led Riedel to hold tastings in Australia and New Zealand where the findings were similar, with the same three glasses winning each time. Riedel developed prototypes to incorporate the shapes of the winning trio.

To Riedel’s great satisfaction, at workshops in Bordeaux and Austria, the newly developed shapes worked and some of the prototypes outperformed the trio.


  • Design: 1997
  • Height: 235 mm, 9-1/4″
  • Capacity: 350 ccm, 12-3/8 oz
  • Hand-made Crystal
  • Recommended for: Bordeaux (white), Chenin Blanc, Coulée de Serrant, Fumé Blanc, Gewürztraminer, Graves blanc, Loire (Blanc), Pouilly-Fumé, Sancerre, Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon, Sauvignon-Sémillon, Spätrot-Rotgipfler, Zierfandler

The Sommelier Range

Sommeliers – the world’s first grape varietal specific wine glass collection and a design revolution created by Claus J. Riedel (9th generation) who perfected glass design to its essence: bowl, stem and base. Thin-blown and unadorned, it adheres to the Bauhaus design principle of form follows function. Claus J. Riedel worked with experienced tasters and discovered that wine enjoyed from specifically designed glasses showed more depth and better balance than when served in generic glasses. In 1973 the Sommeliers collection achieved worldwide recognition. The glass collection covers 29 different shapes for wines, champagne and spirits.

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