This reintroduction sees a reimagining of the classic RIEDEL Superleggero collection. Handmade RIEDEL Superleggero was released in 2015 as the third stage of a glassware evolution, following RIEDEL’s 1958 creation of the wine-friendly gourmet Sommeliers series, and the 1973 transformation of Sommeliers into a ground-breaking grape varietal specific glassware collection.
The aim for handmade RIEDEL Superleggero was simple; harness the highly skilled technique of handcrafting glassware to produce a varietal-specific series featuring a new standard of slimline aesthetics and light design. The result was something to be truly proud of.
The release of premium machine-blown RIEDEL Superleggero glassware sees RIEDEL take the next step in this evolutionary process. Continuing with the iconic Sommeliers egg shape bowl design and slimline aesthetic, this adaptation in production takes advantage of modern, sophisticated machinery developed in-house at the RIEDEL Weiden factory in Germany to bring superior precision to glassmaking.
This superior precision allows RIEDEL Superleggero glassware to be crafted as fine-tuned instruments, maintaining all the positives enjoyed from the handmade RIEDEL Superleggero collection and eliminating the risk of having any inconsistencies in the design of the bowl and rim diameter.
Detailed, precise excellence in glassware design embodies the RIEDEL way and ensures RIEDEL maximally supports your wine enjoyment - all while staying true to the ‘super-light’ characteristic after which RIEDEL Superleggero was named.
Premium machine production of such a thin-walled and perfectly balanced glass series was not possible with familiar technology. Once again, however, Riedel lived up to its position as a technical pioneer and developed in-house machine technology that is capable of producing glasses by machine to a quality that is difficult to distinguish from handmade glasses. The new bases are up to 106 mm in diameter, which is a new technical record.