DetailsMade in Germany by the world's most renowned wineglass maker, Riedel Crystal, founded in 1756, this classic Riedel Ultra Crystal Wine Decanter is blown from 24 percent lead crystal. It is perfect for one bottle of red wine. While the most common use of a decanter is to prevent sediment in an aged red wine from spoiling the wine's clarity and brilliance, some authorities also recommend decanting young red wines to give them the opportunity to bloom. In either case, this spectacular decanter brings a breathtaking elegance to the dinner table. Standing 8-3/8 inches high on a 8-3/8-inch-diameter base, its proportions are as perfect as the crystal. Riedel crystal is used by fine restaurants all over the world and thus must stand up to frequent trips through a dishwasher. But because lead crystal has a soft surface, Riedel recommends this decanter be hand washed. 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)
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OriginGermanyImportant information for California residents.
- 8-3/8" diameter x 8-3/8" H, with a 43-3/8 ounce capacity