Top 5 Best Glasses for Pinot Noir
Most people wouldn’t think the size or shape of a wine glass would have a great deal of impact on the taste of a wine. However, designing wine glasses is a very serious science. Some wine glasses are specially designed with specific grape varieties in mind, to either emphasise and balance certain components of the wine they produce.
In fact, the same wine will taste differently when consumed in different glasses. So, if you’re a serious Pinot Noir drinker, like so many of us are, we’re about to take a not so serious, but very helpful look at the Top 5 Best Glasses for Pinot Noir.
1. Riedel Extreme Pinot Noir Glass Set of 2
$68 for 2 ($34 per glass)
These are a top quality mid-range option that will really make your Pinot drinking more enjoyable (and will impress your guests).
The Pinot Noir glass is perfect for light-bodied red wines with high acidity and moderate tannin. This glass highlights the rich fruit-forward characters and tempers the high acidity of the wine. The tulip-shaped bowl captures all the nuances of the wine’s aroma. Grab them here.
????? Verdict – Great for swirling
2. Schott Zwiesel Entertainers Vina Burgundy Glass 6-Pack
$57.00 normally $114 ($23.50 per glass)
This is the THE bargain of the list, snap these up quick. Quality glasses @ under $9.50 per glass, crazy.
These ENTERTAINERS Burgundy glasses are classic shaped, designed specifically amplify the fine delicate aromatics in light to medium bodied red wines. Perfect for Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Gamay, Barbera, Grenache and Dolchetto.
Take a look here
???? Verdict – Very cool and very cheap.
3. Riedel Vinum Pinot Noir Set of 2
$100 for 2 ($50 per glass)
This range is a step up from the last Riedel option in #1 and you can tell by the much finer glass. This is more for special occasions (or if you are just quite rich).
The Pinot Noir glass is perfect for light-bodied red wines with high acidity and moderate tannin. This glass highlights the rich fruit-forward characters and tempers the high acidity of the wine. The balloon-shaped bowl captures all the nuances of the wine’s aroma.
???? Verdict – Fancy but affordable (just)
4. Zalto Denk’Art Burgundy Glass
$240 per glass
This is an impressive glass to say the least. With its super thin stem and elegant oversized bowl, drinking your Pinot from this mouth-blown glass is certainly an experience like no other. Allowing a wide area of movement across this glass will really open-up your wine and allow it’s intoxicating aroma to take over. Have a look at these ones here
????? Verdict – Sold! …but can we pay in instalments?
5. Luigi Bormioli Atelier Pinot Noir Wine Glass, set of 6
$81.60 (equivalent to $13.80 per glass)
????? Verdict – Exceptional value for money, great design.
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