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Krug Grande Cuvee 163rd Edition NV Champagne 75cl

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Description & Technical Information
Krug Grande Cuvée is the archetype of Krug's philosophy of craftsmanship and savoir faire: a blend of around 120 wines from ten or more different vintages, some of which may have reached twenty years of age. Blending so many vintages gives Grande Cuvée its unique fullness of flavours and aromas, its incredible generosity and its absolute elegance: something impossible to express with the wines of just a single year. Over twenty years are needed to craft each bottle and its exceptional finesse is the result of a stay of at least another six years in the cellars: the first prestige cuvée re-created each year, beyond the very notion of vintage. Krug buy Pinot Meunier grapes from two petit crus; the Cote de Bar in the warmest part of champagne nearer Burgundy than Reims and also from the village of Sainte-Gemme because of their intense fruit expression and freshness they bring to the blend.

This is the 163rd creation of Krug Grande Cuvée and the first release to display the Edition on the label. Based on 2007, it is a blend of 183 wines from twelve vintages: the oldest being 1990 and the youngest 2007. In this early-harvest year aromas were considered more impressive than taste. Thus, the reserve wines lend the complexity, roundness, body and length which were less pronounced in the base vintage.

Krug ID: 315051 | Each bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée NV has a Krug ID on the back label which enables you to discover the story of that very bottle. You can do so using the smartphone App or on the Krug website.

News Articles:
Read more about Krug Grande Cuvée Editions in the review of our blind tasting with Jancis Robinson MW here.
Read the write-up of our Krug Grande Cuvée Editions Vertical Tasting here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Predominately Premier & Grand Cru
Grape Varieties: 37% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay, 31% Pinot Meunier
Base Vintage: 2007
Reserve Wine: 27%
Ageing: 6 years on the lees
Disgorged: Summer 2015
Dosage: 6 g/l
Alcohol: 12%
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: Bright lemon and grapefruit nose. Slight honey notes. Lighter than the other Editions with red fruit flavours on the palate. Lots of acidity and oak character seems prominent. Incredible non-vintage.
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