DetailsWith its graceful, asymmetrical profile and sweeping neck, the Riedel Cornetto decanter is a gorgeous way to improve the wine-drinking experience. Crafted by the world's most renowned manufacturer of wine ware, the piece is mouth-blown in Germany by premier glassmakers. It is full-lead crystal for exceptional clarity and brilliance, and the mouth is cut at an angle to stunning effect. In addition to being a thing of beauty, the decanter helps reduce the chance of sediment in the glass while letting flavors and bouquets develop through increased exposure to oxygen. Standing 12-3/4 inches high, the piece holds 42-3/8 ounces. Washing by hand is recommended.
I prefer to decant wines, both young and old. It is a sign of respect for old wines and a sign of confidence in young wines.
Decanting old wines, just a few moments before they are served, helps to ensure that the wines clarity and brilliance are not obscured by any deposit that may have developed over time.
Decanting young wines several hours before they are served gives the wine a chance to bloom and attain a stage of development that normally requires years of aging. (thoughts on decanting by Christian Moueix)Measurements
OriginGermany Important information for California residents.
- 12-3/4 inches high and holds 42-3/8 ounce capacity