Krug Grande Cuvee
Krug Grande Cuvée is unique
The most generous Champagne in the world with exceptional finesse.
- Over twenty years are needed to craft each bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée.
- Blending so many vintages gives Krug Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavours and aromas, impossible to express with the wines of just a single year.
- It is the first prestige cuvee re-created each year, beyond the very notion of vintage.
- Together with Krug’s other cuvees, it has made Krug the world’s best-rated Champagne for years.
- Like all Krug Champagnes, it can age beautifully. The ID code, a six-digit number located on the upper left hand side of the back label, can be used as a reference to collect bottles and enjoy them later.
Krug Grande Cuvée in essence
Krug Grande Cuvée’s timeless character and unforgettable sensations reconcile the paradoxical:
- fullness and finesse, maturity and freshness.
Krug Grande Cuvée is a very generous Champagne:
- a blend of around 120 wines from ten or more different vintages and three grape varieties.
Krug Grande Cuvée’s exceptional finesse, expressed through its subtle bubbles is:
- the result of resting for at least another six years in Krug’s cellars.
- Deep golden colour and fine, vivacious bubbles, predicting fullness and elegance.
- Aromas of flowers in bloom, ripe & dried fruit, marzipan, gingerbread and citrus fruits.
- Flavours of hazelnut, nougat, barley sugar, jellied and citrus fruits, almonds, brioche and honey.
Joseph Krug was born in 1800 in the German town of Mainz, part of France’s Napoleonic empire at the time. Growing up at the heart of the Moselle, he was exposed early on to winegrowing as fragmented as the Champagne region he would one day call home. He became a talented, purposeful young man and spoke three languages.
Setting off at 24 as a trader and commercial traveler, he finally arrived in Paris in 1834. It was an exciting time where he lived in a creative milieu peopled by artists. Dreaming of making his mark in the world of Champagne, Joseph leaped at an opportunity that would eventually lead him to greatness: Joseph Krug was employed by Jacquesson, the leading Champagne House of the time. He quickly became a partner, travelled widely, mixed with the influential, but was far from satisfied.For him, the essence of Champagne was pleasure, yet variables in the weather could make quality waver dramatically from one year to the next. Joseph dreamed of another way beyond the constraints that compromised Champagne quality.At the age of 42, a time when most in his position would be close to retiring, he left the security of a comfortable career to risk it all. It was not an easy decision to take, especially considering he had married into the Jacquesson dynasty. But he was ready to put his vision to the test.