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Norton by Riedel

September 14th 02:09pm, 2009

In an effort to further promote Missouri’s state grape, the Missouri Wine and Grape Board has enlisted Riedel, the celebrated Austrian glassware company, to create a glass specifically for Norton wines. As part of Mount Pleasant Winery’s 150th anniversary, Georg Riedel (pictured here and the 10th generation of Riedels to run the company) recently conducted a tasting at the winery and demonstrated the way this new glass emphasizes Norton’s unique flavor and aroma. Chuck Dressel, president of Augusta-based Mount Pleasant, noted that, “Riedel has designed a glass that can bring out the spicy, fruity characteristics of Norton, as opposed to normal stemware, where you’ll get more acid and a bit of a more watery flavor.”

The development of the glass was a collaborative process, with local wine experts and winery owners like Dressel participating in tasting workshops. “That workshop was stunning to me,” Dressel said. “We went through 16 different styles of glassware and it made some wine taste great and some taste awful. … I was surprised to see how the bowl shape and the length of the glass and how it delivers the wine on the palate, how that really affected our wines.”

The Riedel Norton glass is currently in production and will be available for purchase around the first of the year.

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One Response to “Norton by Riedel”

  1. Anthony Says:
    December 8th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    I am interested how a glass of St. James Winery Dessert Norton would taste in one of your Riedel Norton glasses.


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