July 2016 Delivery. Riedel announces the Ayam, a new decanter released for 2016, which takes its name from the world's most exclusive and coveted breed of hen, indigenous to Indonesia. The elegant and impressive appearance of the Ayam hen inspired Maximilian J. Riedel, 11th generation CEO & president of Riedel Crystal, to create this groundbreaking and functional design.
This impressive decanter marries functionality with exceptional aesthetic appeal. The Ayam is a decanter with a duel decanter function, meaning the wine is aerated both when it is poured into and from the decanter, significantly reducing the time needed to "open up" the wine. The gurgling sound produced when wine poured into and from the decanter illustrates the intensity of the oxygenization process.
However, the real innovation lies in the design of the Ayam, which was created not only to stand on the table, but also to hang from it! Hand-crafted and mouth-blown in the company's glassworks in Kufstein, Austria, this crystal glass decanter is ideal for younger red and white wines.