Champagne is the most northerly wine-growing region of France. Its chalky soil and unique climate both contribute to the naturally effervescent white wines for which it is so famous.
It was not until the 19th century that the technique of secondary fermentation in the bottle was finally perfected.
Riedel recommends serving dry champagne in flutes, since these best bring out the fine aromas of the high-quality base wines from which it is made. Many wine-lovers unfortunately are quite unaware of this superb bouquet, since champagne is all too often served either in coupes or in glasses that are too small (and thus filled to the brim) - neither of which can convey any aromas at all.
These Riedel Sommelier Vintage Champagne Glasses, can be filled with four ounces of champagne, which concentrates the unique, yeasty bouquet of great champagnes, while emphasising their creamy texture on the palate. The bubbles are not allowed to dominate, but are part of the overall pleasure.
The Riedel Sommelier Vintage Champagne Glasses are mouth blown from lead-crystal.