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Grassl is the future of traditional mouth-blown wine glasses. The focus is to offer a neutral approach in showcasing the typicity of wines whilst pursuing enjoyment.
Grassl preserves traditional craftsmanship with a balance between functional design and aesthetics. All Grassl Glass designs are based on core principles of functionality and usability.
An oxy-fuel fired furnace melts glassmaking sand, soda, dolomite, potassium, potassium oxide and recycled glass. The result is a 1700°C hot, lead-free molten mass resembling pure rock crystal. Twenty years of glassmaking experience are required to consistently craft the Grassl Glass Collection. Five artisans are needed to produce a single stemmed glass during the hot-shaping phase. Followed by a slow-cooling process with an additional five steps for finalisation.
The idea behind Grassl Glass is to bring out the best according to variety and terroir by providing the wine with a large surface area to breathe and a small opening to capture its aroma. Industry experts have noted the importance of a focused nose and our balanced stem design.
In November 2018, the first prototypes were produced and marked the start of glass comparison testing. Tastings and critical meetings were conducted amongst industry experts in Burgundy, Bordeaux, Tuscany, Piedmont, Castella y Leon, Loire Valley, Alsace, and Champagne.
Feedback was used to further refine the shapes you see today. The Vigneron Series marks the conclusion of this feedback and consultation. Its ability to showcase the best in wines ranging from different regions/appellations and grape varietals has drawn widespread critical acclaim and a following around the world.
They are a fixture in the world’s best tasting rooms such as Roulot in Burgundy and the personal choice of industry heavyweights such as Altare & Antinori among others.
Terroir shines through with this glass. The Mineralité glass’s design, with an ample bowl to assist with allowing the wine to open is complemented by a narrowing chimney bringing focus and precision to the nose. The Mineralité glass is ideal for acidic wines with verve. Speciality Regions: Mosel, Sauternes, Champagne, Loire Valley.
Liberté is freedom and the Liberté glass was created to be an option for any wine during any phase of its life. It is used by Domaine Roulot as Jean-Marc Roulot, who consulted on the design. Speciality Regions: Beaune (White), Beaujolais, Southern Rhone, Burgenland.
I use the Liberté glass in my tasting rooms, I love the precision of the nose and the detail. Domaine Roulot
The term ‘Cru’ is reserved for and associated with the highest quality. Ideal for single grape wines where delicate aromas are as important to the experience as the taste. Leon Femfert of Nittardi Winery favours it. Speciality Regions: Cote de Nuits, Piedmont, Tuscany, Sonoma, Barolo.
I use the Grassl Cru glass for press events, it brings out the very best in my wines, it’s the best glass for Sangiovese on the market. NITTARDI WINERY
The Grassl 1855 is a homage to the Exposition Universelle de Paris. This shape is designed for reds of great complexity, concentration and body. The design of the bowl provides the wine with the space it needs to evolve. This is a serious glass for a serious wine. Speciality Regions: Bordeaux, Napa, Rhone, Ribera del Duero, Barossa