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Atelier Pinot Noir
From Luigi Bormioli of Italy, blown from their proprietary high-tech, break-resistant SON.hyx® crystal. Totally transparent, dishwasher safe and with a high resistance to breakage.

Pinot Noir is a delicate grape, notoriously temperamental and difficult to grow, but produces wines that are lighter and less tannic than Cabernet and with aromas of red berries and red cherry. The famous red Burgundies of France are by law produced exclusively from Pinot Noir but superb Pinot Noir is now coming from California and Oregon. Pinot Noir pairs well with anything, from salmon to beef.

Since the aroma of Pinot Noir (the volatile aromatics) release faster and more readily than the heartier reds, they best utilize a bowl shape that is proportionately wider and tapers in more steeply to the rim to focus the flavor and bouquet.

Use this glass with Pinot Noir, Burgundy, Rioja and Valpolicella.

Read more about Luigi Bormioli's SON.hyx® crystal.

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        $48.00 for a set of 4 glasses
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        $132.00 for a set of 12 glasses (you save $12.00)
        $170.00 for a set of 16 glasses (you save $22.00)

Height = 8 3/4 inches
Diameter (at rim) = 2 3/4 inches
Diameter (of foot) = 3.35 inches
Volume = 20 ounces. Please note that quoted volume measurements are made filled to the rim. Although this is the only truly objective way to measure volume, the area of the outermost curve of the bowl is the recommended pour level.

Dishwasher safe.

Italian glassware has been revered throughout the world ever since the 16th century when the Venetian glassmakers of Murano developed an exceptionally transparent and colorless glass they called "crystalline". Murano, an island adjacent to Venice, is where the glassmakers were banished after their furnaces burned down the city. Nevertheless, their product was still known as Venetian glass. The crystalline glasses, bottles and vases of that era can still be seen today in the paintings by Paolo Veronese and Tintoretto.

The brilliance and clarity of the Venetians' crystalline glass was a result of the highly pure silica and potash they melted in their kilns. Ever since then, the term "crystal" has been used to denote glass of exceptional quality; highly transparent, sparkling and colorless. Some mistakenly believe that all crystal must contain lead. That's not true. The English, starting in the 17th century, added lead oxide to their glass mix to increase its refractive index in an effort to compete with the Venetian crystalline glass; in effect, adding an impurity to counter the effect of other impurities.

The glassmakers at Luigi Bormioli in Parma continue the long and proud Italian tradition of innovation in glassmaking. Their glass is blown, not molded, and they've devised some rather innovative methods of replicating by machine the appearance and utility of hand-made crystal, but priced for everyday use. In their premier Atelier collection of stemware they go even fiurther with the introduction of SON.hyx, their proprietary, new break-resistant crystal. Fine crystal stemware, engineered to survive the bumps and knocks of everyday life.