Georg Riedel challenged his world class glass makers to create from lead crystal, the finest and lightest machine blown glass ever made. He proposed that it should be visually stunning, a delight to hold and price comparative against hand made glasses.
The result is Veritas, a range of glasses that are 15% taller than Vinum and 25% lighter, while still being dishwasher safe, break resistant and suitable for everyday use.
This Riedel Veritas Cabernet/Merlot glass is perfect for young, full-bodied (more than 12 percent alcohol), complex red wines that are high in tannin. It smoothes out the rough edges, emphasizing the fruit and allowing wines to achieve a balance that would normally take years of ageing to acquire.
The generous size of this glass allows the bouquet to develop fully while the shape directs the flow of wine onto the zone of the tongue which perceives sweetness, thus accentuating the fruit and de-emphasizing the bitter qualities of the tannin.
Georg Riedel says "Veritas combines the charm of a handmade glass with the consistent accuracy only a machine made glass can achieve."