Riedel has introduced several new decanters and glassware to suit the various ways consumers are enjoying wine and all of its many varieties.
The Riedel Girafe decanter is designed for decanting aged wines, said the company. It has a bulbous base that catches sediment as it is poured to and from the wine bottle. The long, graceful neck of the decanter is inspired by a giraffe.
For those imbibing in vintage red wines or young white wines, Riedel introduced its M Series— the Medoc and Mosel decanter. The two decanters are meant to be used with slow, or gentle, decanting of such wines. The mouth-blown, tall, slender shapes of the decanters allows for sediment to settle at the base of decanter and the single chamber allows for a more controlled amount of oxygen to come in contact with the wine. The Medoc and Mosel join the original three M series decanters that were launched in 2017: Marne, Margaux and Macon.
The company also added a Sauvignon Blanc wine glass to its Performance collection. The new glass joins the collection of varietal-specific glassware that the company originally launched in 2018.
According to Maximilian Riedel, president and CEO of Riedel, Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular grape varieties in the world. The company designed the glass to have a larger inner surface area to better support the perception of the bouquet and aroma of the wine.
The new Sauvignon Blanc glass joins six other varietal-specific shapes including Riesling/Green Veltliner, Chardonnay, Champagne, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Merlot.