Krug

Owner(s) LVMH
Web site www.krug.com
 
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Krug is a négociant-manipulateur" with offices in Reims, the main city in Champagne—was one of the famous Champagne houses who formed part of the membership of the Grande Marques. Krug Grande Cuvée is one of the crown jewels in the LVMH wine division, placed alongside the Moët et Chandon's Cuvée Dom Pérignon and Veuve Clicquot's La Grande Dame. As a Champagne, it is distinctive and easily recognised by taste due to the house's policy of complete barrel fermentation and very extended lees aging; on the nose, Krug is identified by its strongly developed and aged nutty lees influence and autolytic notes on the nose, a certain oakiness, as well as a combination of disgorgement freshness and oxidative maturity. On the palate, Krug wines commonly display a raciness resulting from suppression of the malolactic fermentation, and a richness both from lees and from barrel fermentation. It is one of the most obviously oaky of Champagnes and is almost always invariably dry (less than 10g/l RS). The latest Krug prestige wine is Clos d' Ambonnay, made entirely from a single 1.25 acre vineyard and 100% Pinot Noir costing $3,000 a bottle!

Reviewed Wines

NV Krug Brut Rosé

$240. Tasted during a recent program on Krug at Grape Radio studios. · Very slight pink in color. An ethereal Champagne that offers a seductive perfume of strawberry, orange peel, yeast, smoke and exotic roses. Coats the palate with intensity and leaves lingering memories of nobility. Revs up the appetite. Reviewed May 26, 2008 ARTICLE »