Joseph Krug, a German immigrant who moved to the Champagne region, managed to become a partner in the important Jacquesson house before founding his own in 1834. His vision was to create a unique and prestigious Champagne, but through the union of different vintages, enhancing the concept of cuvée with respect to the production of vintage champagnes. After years of experimentation, he launched his first champagnes in 1843, producing them himself until his death in 1866. Krug selected only the best grapes, coming from his own vineyards or from suppliers, and used 205 kg wooden barrels which allowed for a peculiar wine evolution. The Krug maison uses many reserve wine vintages to establish its style in the production of its Grande Cuvée and maintains a permanent stock of at least six vintages in its cellar. The Krug family home, located in Rue de Coquebert 5, is still today the company headquarters, famous for the labyrinthine cellars dug into the basement that allow Krug wines to rest optimally.
Pinot Noir 52%
Pinot Meunier 13%
It is produced according to the so-called methode champenoise or classic method, a method in which the wine substantially undergoes two different fermentations: the first, the alcoholic one (which it shares with the rest of the wines) takes place in vats for fermentation; the second instead takes place directly in the bottle and ensures that during this second procedure, thanks to particular yeasts, the wine also develops carbon dioxide (which will then give life to the famous bubbles when uncorked). The wine ages for at least 7 years on the lees.
Brilliant golden yellow color, with very fine perlage. Citrus nose, with candied fruits and raisins, pastry and melted butter, with special marine/savory notes intertwined with spices and ginger. Extremely intense and rich, in an elegant succession of aromas. On the palate it returns intense, soft, enveloping, then leaving space for a more savory and mature texture, where the notes of almond and pastry are more perceived. Unique, to be tried at least once in a lifetime.
Champagne suitable for pairing with refined and particular dishes. But is it really important what we combine with Krug? Unique meditation wine, able to surprise and excite even the finest palates.