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Krug Rosé NV Champagne

Just five years after Joseph Krug founded the Champagne House in 1843, he documented his great vision for Krug. In his notebook, he revealed the principles of creating a champagne of great richness and yet great elegance, of selecting only the finest elements from the greatest terroirs, rejecting mediocre fruit and making both a non-vintage and a vintage cuvée (revolutionary at the time). Discovered by Olivier Krug just four years ago, the ideals in this notebook and Krug's resolute commitment to them, has secured it's position as the most luxurious and exclusive of all champagnes.

Like Grande Cuvée, Krug Rosé is a multi-vinatge blend; a relative newcomer at Krug, first released in the 1980s. Krug Rosé is the only prestige cuvée rosé to be blended from a rich palette of wines from three different grape varieties, and from such a wide range of vintages. Pinot Noirs from the best vines in Aÿ are treated to a short fermentation on skins and then blended with Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay fermented in small oak casks as white wine, before aging for a minimum of five years in bottle. The proportion of Pinot Noir wine which goes into the blend is very expressive and provides unparalleled characteristic colour and spice.

The resting time of at least five years in Krug's cellars gives this rosé its subtle bubbles and long-lasting elegance. There's plenty of fruit - raspberry, blackcurrant and hints of orange develop towards honey and citrus fruits. Krug Rosé is a remarkable Champagne which encapsulates the same creative spirit of Krug Grande Cuvée, again surpassing the very notion of vintage.

Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay
Dosage: 6 g/L

Performed well in our Rosé tasting: Read full tasting write up from January 2017

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Krug Rosé
Krug Rosé,
Jan 2017
“Dosage 6 g/l. Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier (9% red wine).
Orange pink colour. Really lovely vinous character with a lot of Pinot Noir earthiness as well as fresh, vivid redcurrant fruit. Quite full body, spicy finish. (RH)”,
Jan 2016
“ID 313048. The blend of 59% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay, 8% Pinot Meunier contains vintages from 2000 to 2006.
Fresh, rosy nose and really unusually substantial on the mid palate even if a tiny bit light on the end.
Drink 2010-2020”,
Oct 2014
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“**Note: blended from all 3 grape varieties and from a wide range of vintages and rests at least five years in Krug's cellars after bottling** Medium rosé hue. A restrained and highly complex nose, that is not especially fruity, displays a moderate yeast character along with slightly exotic aromas of mandarin orange and Asian tea, all wrapped in an enveloping array of beguiling rose petal scents. There is very good richness with a relatively soft supporting mousse that adds to the impression of richness to the superbly complex and highly textured flavors, indeed one could aptly describe this as more wine that Champagne. As such this is indeed a sumptuous Krug rosé and as such, while this could be drunk now with much pleasure or held for further development; it is going to be extremely difficult to stay away from! In short this is stunningly good and should only serve to add to the mystique of this cuvée. I should note that while I am not always wowed by the Krug Rosé this latest incarnation is strikingly good.”,
Nov 2014
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“The NV Brut Rosé is brilliant and finely-sculpted in the glass, with floral aromatics, pulsating minerality and chiseled fruit. Less austere than it can be, the Rosé impresses for its combination of tension and textured, phenolic weight. There is so much to like. This release (ID 213027) is based on the 2006 vintage. The blend is 59% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 8% Pinot Meunier. Disgorged Spring 2013.”,
Nov 2014
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“Krug Rosé is an intriguing wine, something very different from the rest of the range. To me it is even surprisingly feminine for a Krug. It is all about decadent indulgence, truly gourmand in an understated style. Its best property is the satin-like smoothness and seamlessness. Subtle oaky impact on the toasty and charred nose of Burgundian tones. It, too, ages beautifully but one rarely gets the chance to admire it at maturity.”,
Jan 2014
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“Based on 2006 so the current release in early 2014. Lots of Aÿ fruit, apparently. Pale slightly greyish pink. Strong Pinot Noir perfume. Unusually broad nose for a pink champagne and massive complexity. Impressive delicacy and so unlike most pink champagne. 18.5/20 points. Drink 2014 - 2019.”,
Dec 2013
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“The best bottle of Krug Rosé we’ve tasted in some time, this is a glorious pinot noir, cloud-like in its raspberry and forest floor scents. It follows a chalk line of flavor, seamless and linear while the wine rolls and tumbles in precisely choreographed length. Delicate pink heaven in a glass.”
International Wine Cellar,
Dec 2013
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“Light onion skin color. Fresh pear, strawberry and white peach scents are sharpened by notes of orange pith and smoky minerality. Juicy, tightly wound orchard and red fruit flavors show a refreshingly bitter quality and pick up weight and spiciness with air. Shows excellent clarity and power on the finish, which echoes the mineral and orange notes. Seems quite young now but highly promising.”,
Nov 2013
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“Very expressive and beautifully balanced, this is all in the details, from the palate-caressing texture to the vibrant acidity, finely meshed with flavors of black raspberry, plum, wild strawberry, candied citrus peel, honey and ground spice, accented by rich hints of espresso, treacle and pastis. Drink now through 2025.”,
Sep 2013
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“Much fruitier and brighter than the Dom Pérignon style. Convincing clarity of fruit, fragrant and leafy. Just a bit short?”
Bought directly from Moet Hennessey UK Ltd, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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