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Champagne Krug Grande Cuvée 169e Édition

Krug

Grande Cuvée 169e Édition

0,75L

Champagne Krug Grande Cuvée is the emblematic signature of the House of Krug. Since 1843, Krug Grande Cuvée has embodied what Joseph Krug, founder of the House of Krug, sought to offer his customers: a Champagne of great richness and fine elegance, beyond the vintages.

It takes more than twenty years to create a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée. A blend of several wines from different years, Krug Grande Cuvée offers a unique mosaic of aromas, impossible to express with a single year. It is the first prestige cuvée to be recreated every year, surpassing the very notion of vintage.


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Champagne Note 90

The Structure

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Freshness

Harmonious balance that exists between the different components of acidity.

Roundness

Soft Champagne easy to drink, the acidity does not hurt the mouth.

Strength

Generous champagne, with a great intensity.

Length in mouth

The aromas of Champagne persist in the mouth.

The Tasting

This champagne is pale gold in color and has fine, lively bubbles.

The nose reveals aromas of flowers, ripe, candied and dried citrus fruits, as well as almond paste and gingerbread.

The mouth explodes with notes of hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar, fruit and citrus jelly, almonds, brioche and honey.

The Composition

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Terroirs

The year 2013 started with a long and harsh winter and a very wet spring.

Fortunately the warm and sunny summer allowed the pinot noir (43%), chardonnay (35%) and meunier (22%) to reach full maturity.

These wines were then blended with reserve wines (146 wines from 11 different vintages) and kept in the cellars Krug for seven years to develop their elegant style and aromatic intensity.

Maison Champagne Krug

About this house

The House was founded in 1843 by Joseph Kruga visionary non-conformist with an uncompromising philosophy. His dream was to create the best possible Champagne every year, regardless of the annual climatic variations.

With a traditional approach to Champagne making, Joseph Krug decided to go beyond the notion of vintage to create the most generous expression of Champagne each year. He thus founded a House where all Champagnes would be of equal distinction

The Perfect Agreement

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Input

Enjoy this Grande Cuvée from Krug as an appetizer with Jabugo ham and a mature Comté cheese.

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Dish

For seafood, choose oysters or grilled shrimp, and for spicy dishes, try Indian or Moroccan cuisine which will go perfectly with this Champagne.

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Dessert

For dessert, pair this champagne Krug with a carrot cake, tarte tatin or cheesecake.

Chef's word

Chef Arnaud Lallement testifies

"This Grande Cuvée tells me the history of Champagne for one hundred and fifty years. It is a meal wine that triumphs from the aperitif to the dessert. As it opens, its aromas evolve. The freshness and vivacity of the beginning give way to notes of candied citrus, toasted, toasted nuances, which will enjoy the company of a capon stuffed with foie gras and mushrooms or that of a duck with ponzu (citrus and soy reduction)."

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