Some look tough but are so fragile. Some look fragile but are tougher than any other…
What if it was possible to create a glass so fine, so elegant, so exquisite, that it could almost make you feel as if it didn't exist? That nothing came between you and the enjoyment of your favorite wine.
Our designers at NUDE asked themselves the same question, but after a huge amount of work and dedication have come up with the answer
We call it... Stem Zero with Ion Shielding Technology
Stem Zero collection
Following Nude’s ethos of keeping things simple and beautiful, Nude’s Stem Zero range consists of 5 glasses; each designed to enhance the experience of different wines.
The range includes a glass for sparkling wines, prestige champagne, delicate white wines, full-bodied white wines, elegant red wines and powerful red wines.
The collection is completed with a range of 3 Stem Zero volcano glasses.
Eleonora is the person behind @enozioni, and we asked her to review some of our Stem Zero glasses and share her experience.
Eleonora’s bond with wine has deep origins, stemming from her mother being born in the land of Brunello di Montalcino. Her love of wine, developed from an early age, has continued, naturally leading her to train as a certified sommelier.
“I love how the delicately shaped glass and the feather-light crystal create a perfect setting to enjoy the complexity and sophistication of the most expressive white wines. Being very thin, the glass accentuates the minerality and makes the thinner layers of the wine visible. Its elegant oval shape makes it the best ally for fresh, aromatic and delicate white wines tastings, while its narrow rim highlights the overall elegance.”
“‘Less is more’ was a mantra for renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and is also the essence of seeking simplicity for NUDE. I love how this unique glass is shaped to accentuate the best characteristics of the finest red wines - the extract, power, tannin and density combine to emphasise a holistic taste in this glass. The glass captures and emphasises the characteristics of full-bodied grape varieties and highlights the silky texture of red wine.’
“Have you ever thought of finding a glass so fine, so elegant, so exquisite, that it almost feels as if it didn't exist? I found the Champagne Grand Cru Glass as the jewel of aesthetics whilst enhancing the hidden structures: enriching the nobility of the best sparkling wines in the world with accuracy and precision. Nothing short of a treat for wine aficionados.”
“Can you appreciate the generous bowl, tapered sides and crystal cut rim of this Volcano Red Wine glass? With a generous design to the hand and an exquisitely thin stem, I love how this glass is made to highlight the nuances of the most expressive and powerful wines. The expression ‘Just a glass, please!’ acquires a new meaning, as the capacity of the glass is about one litre.”
“Whether you're a seasoned sommelier or a casual sipper, the right glass enhances the tasting experience. I especially love the glasses’ large bowl shape and ample room for my white wine to breathe before I enjoy its various full-bodied notes.”
“Wine is an incredible gift of nature, it can raise flavours and bring them to a higher level. In its simplicity with NUDE’s Stem Zero, it almost feels like there is nothing between your lips and the wine.”
The lip is gossamer-thin, the bowl delicate, the stem precise. The lightness of Stem Zero focusses all attention on the senses.
Stem Zero is so light that it creates the sensation of weightlessness, allowing you to savour the aroma and taste in a way that until now was considered unimaginable.
Ion Shielding Technology
By experimenting with strengthening techniques and suppressing the micro-fissures that cause glass to crack, NUDE has employed a special surface modification technology, based on an ion-exchange process.
These larger ions, incorporated into the glass’ surface structure and replacing the smaller ions which cause strains, form compressive stress and make the glasses more robust and more suitable for everyday use.