KRUG GRANDE CUVÉE
This bottle has spent over 7 years ageing in the Krug cellars gaining depth, harmony, finesse and elegance. It has received its cork in autumn 2014.
This bottle is an extraordinary blend of 183 wines from 12 different years, the oldest from 1990 and the youngest from 2007. Every glass of this bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée is the fruit of more than 20 years of patience and crafting. In this early harvest year aromas were more impressive than taste. Thus the reserve wines lend the complexity, roundness, body and length which were missing.
Blending many vintages gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavours and aromas, incredible generosity and an absolute elegance that are impossible to express with the wines of just a single year. Krug Grande Cuvée is re-created each year beyond the notion of vintage.
The final composition of this Krug Grande Cuvée is: 37% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay and 31% Meunier.
Every year, we recreate from scratch the multitude of facets that do not compete on the palate, but instead form a perfect harmony, the main characteristic of Krug Grande Cuvée.
Its myriad aromas make Krug Grande Cuvée the richest of them all. Its generosity means that everyone can find something in it that stirs the emotions.
Eric Lebel, Chef de Caves, Maison Krug
2002 Krug Clos du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut, Champagne
This half bottle has spent over six years ageing in the Krug cellars gaining finesse and elegance. It received its cork in Autumn 2014
This half bottle of Krug Rosé is the result of the blending of a rich palette of wines from three grape varieties and four different years, the youngest wine dating back from 2008 and the oldest from 2005.
A very expressive skin-fermented Pinot Noir (10%) wine of the year is added to the blend, which provides unparalleled wild red fruit, richness, structure, colour and spiciness to the Champagne.
The year 2008 was a classical year in Champagne contributing to the blend with 34% of the wines. Powerful reserve wines (66%) added depth, intensity and expression to it.
The final composition of this Krug Rosé creation is 51% Pinot Noir (including the red wine), 41% Chardonnay and 8% Meunier. Krug Rosé is an unprecedented Champagne, created every year beyond the very notion of vintage and to be the very best Rosé Champagne the House can offer.
Thanks to its very subtle bubbles, long-finish, impressive silky texture, beautiful breath and distinctive elegance, Krug Rosé is a fantastic alternative to replace a red wine at the table.
Krug Rosé is recommended to accompany very tasty, savoury food like anchovies, lamb, pork chops or a juicy hamburger.
Krug Rosé is decidedly the most non-conformist of Krug Champagnes. It is an unexpected delight, surprising at every sip with its aromas, texture, colour and taste.