NV Grande Cuvée Champagne, Krug
Pinot Meunier - 21%, Chardonnay - 35%, Pinot Noir - 44% Alcohol: 12%
Founded in 1843, and now run by the fifth generation of Krugs (Henri and Rémi), the reputation of this champagne house goes from
strength to strength. The Grande Cuvée is a blend of champagnes from the finest vintages, and is very rich and biscuity. The vintage is
full-bodied and rich with a lingering finish. Both wines, unusually for champagne, are fermented in oak barrels.
Rich, floral, outstandingly complex Champagne from a legendary House, with a toasty nose and flavours of fresh lemon.
The taste of Krug is greatly enhanced by an exceptionally long period of maturation (6 to 8 years) in the Krug cellars before release. This requires, of course, maintaining a stock covering at least six years of sales, a practice unparalleled in Champagne.
Very versatile, can be drunk as an aperitif or with desserts such as: poached pears in phyllo pastry with brandy sabayon or with dishes such as Riesling-poached trout with thyme.