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Riesling glass

The Riesling glass is a white wine glass specially designed to taste white wines made from Riesling B, the white grape variety used to make the famous Riesling d'Alsace. The wines of white Riesling, a great grape variety in the world of French white wines, is to be tasted for all occasions. Before being produced in Alsace, this famous grape variety was first harvested in Germany, where its name Riesling comes from the word "riesen" which means to flow in German. The cultivation of these bunches of grapes was long affected by the unfavourable climatic conditions in Germany which sometimes prevented the harvest or led to late harvests, unlike its harvest in Alsace where this grape variety is cultivated in finesse with all the aromas necessary to produce a great wine.

The 3 important senses used for wine tasting are: taste, smell and sight. During its observation, we can notice that the Riesling d'Alsace is a wine that is characterized by its beautiful pale yellow colour with green reflections that underline all its freshness. Then there is the sense of smell that allows you to smell the subtle aromas of this wine. The simple, sweet and aromatic aspect of Alsatian Riesling makes you want to taste it right away! This Alsatian wine is unique because depending on the soil in which it is grown, Riesling d'Alsace develops mineral aromas. Finally, it is the taste that plays a major role in the tasting of a good glass of wine. This white wine is part of the dry white wine range which has a precisely measured acidity to appreciate its taste. This type of Alsatian wine is a wine that improves over time with a rare balance and incredible vivacity in the mouth.

In the Alsatian vineyard, the largest producer of white wine in France, in addition to the Riesling, the king grape variety of Alsace, there are other white wines made from noble grape varieties such as Pinot Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Sylvaner, Muscat and Auxerrois. Alsace wines are renowned for offering generous and fruity white wines. 

Characteristics of the Riesling glass: all you need to know about this glass of wine mostly recognised for its narrow appearance.

AZ Boutique offers you a wide range of wine glasses to enjoy Riesling as it should be: Chef Sommelier, Cristal d'Arques, Luigi Bormioli, Arcoroc and Schott Zwiesel among others. These wine glasses are made from very resistant materials for tastings worthy of a sommelier!

What makes this wine glass unique is its shape. Choosing a wine glass is just as important as choosing the right bottle of wine. From now on, the "wines and glasses" pairing has become as important as the wine and food pairing in the world of oenology. The shape of the Riesling glass is quite closed at the top, that is, the upper part of the glass in contact with the lips tightens like a tulip.

Then, the stems of this Riesling glass are tall and thin and leave enough distance between the wine and the hand to avoid temperature exchanges. You will also notice that the base of the chalice of Riesling glasses are wider than the upper drinking part.

The smaller the opening in relation to the diameter of the glass, the more the aromas can aerate in the base of the glass and concentrate at the exit, so they are well captured by your nose. In short, the tulip glass adapts to the tasting of Riesling wine and it also allows you to perceive all the top notes (the light aromas of the wine).

For an optimal tasting, avoid chiselled or coloured glasses, because they prevent a good view of the wine's colour and have an influence on our sensations, so thick glasses give the wine an impression of heaviness. Crystal or crystalline lenses are light and very thin materials ideal for wine glasses. The transparency of a crystal glass will allow you to visually appreciate the colour of the wine and its beautiful colour and will influence your tasting.

With a good glass of Riesling, you will taste this good Alsatian wine better! But why is it necessary to choose your wine glass adequately?

The visual is very important because the cleanliness and transparency of the glass is essential during wine tasting if you are a true wine enthusiast! It is important to observe the colour, shape and volume of the glass carefully because the visual influences the perception of the wine's aromas. It will show us some of the aspects, the characters of the wine. For example, the transparency of the glass will allow you to see the diffusion of bubbles from sparkling wine such as champagne or to appreciate the beautiful light yellow colour of a Riesling wine.

By its shape and appearance, a glass puts us in a certain state of mind. The tulip shape of the Riesling glass will also reveal all its aromas as mentioned above.

To conclude, a wine with heavy aromas such as tannic red wines must have good oxygenation, so a wide glass is the best choice. While sweet wines with light aromas, such as Riesling, will be much better in a glass with a smaller diameter.

Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Bordeaux, Pinot noir, Merlot, young wines, great grape varieties, drinks, spirits, whisky: AZ Boutique offers a wide range of glassware made in crystal, crystalline, Diamax or Krysta glass glasses that are very resistant and easily dishwasher safe, including wine tasting glasses such as white wine glasses, red wine glasses and even plastic wine glasses, champagne flutes, cocktail glasses, water glasses, whisky glasses, stem glasses, stemless wine glasses, tumblers and goblets, and other types of glasses so you can enjoy and taste your drinks as you should! Show your love to your loved ones by offering them these beautiful Riesling glasses for them to taste the best wine for special occasions.

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