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Krug Grande Cuvée édition 169

Champagne - Brut - Krug
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Data sheets
Grape varieties
Pinot Noir 43%
Pinot Meunier 22%
Chardonnay 35%
Producer
Krug

Krug

Overlooked as one of the jewels of the Champagne region, embodies the art and passion of creating exceptional Champagnes for over 170 years.

Founded in 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug, this family-run house has earned a legendary reputation for its relentless pursuit of excellence.

The story is one of dedication to the art of Champagne. Johann-Joseph Krug, originally from Mainz, Germany, moved to Reims, France, to pursue his dream of creating an exceptional Champagne. He founded his own house, and since then, six generations have succeeded each other at the head of the company, each bringing their unique expertise.

The Domaine is located in Reims, in the heart of the Champagne, and its vineyards cover around 20 hectares. What sets the house apart is its commitment to creating prestigious Champagnes using artisanal winemaking methods and an uncompromising approach to quality. The vineyards are located in the region's Grands Crus, providing grapes of the highest quality for the production of their cuvées.

In contrast to many Champagne houses that focus on the consistency of one cuvée style, Krug is famous for its bold blending of different harvest years and grape varieties. Each cuvée is crafted from over 120 wines from Réserve, giving each bottle exceptional complexity and richness.

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Critics Krug Grande Cuvée édition 169.

Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
96/100
Wine Spectator
96/100
Wine Enthusiast
95/100
Falstaff
97/100
La Revue du Vin de France
18/20

Description Krug Grande Cuvée édition 169.

Every year since the founding of Maison Krug, a new Edition of Krug Grande Cuvée is created to offer the most generous expression of Champagne. 

The 169th edition is crafted around the 2013 harvest. The blend is made up of 146 different wines from 11 different vintages, the oldest of which is the 2000 vintage and the most recent 2013. 

The 2013 harvest brings together the ideal conditions to allow Maison Krug's oldest parcels to stand out. Full of intensity and length, the Chardonnays are exceptionally fresh and pure. The Pinots Noirs, powerful and long on the palate, develop their discreet fruity aromas, while the Meuniers impart structure, tension and vigor.  

The bottles have rested for around seven years in the cellar gaining in expression and elegance.  

To create this Edition, the Chef de Caves wanted to accentuate the roundness and elegance of the 2013 aromas with wines from different parcels and ten other years. Special attention to the vines and respect for the unique character of each parcel have revealed the full expressiveness of this Edition of Krug Grande Cuvée. 

Visually, this Champagne is adorned with a pale gold color and moves with fine, lively bubbles, promises of incomparable pleasure. 

Aromas of flowers, ripe, candied and dried citrus fruits, as well as marzipan and gingerbread stimulate the nose. 

Notes of hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar, citrus fruits and jelly, almonds, brioche and honey explode on the palate.

This 169th edition is ideal for seafood dishes such as turbot with truffles, oysters or grilled shrimp. It will also be much appreciated on aged Parmesan or a touch of sweetness with a Tarte Tatin or a CheeSecake. 

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