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Krug Rose 26th Edition NV

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£352.00
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£354.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Like Grande Cuvée, Krug Rosé is a multi-vintage blend. A relative newcomer first released in the 1980s, Krug Rosé NV is a ground-breaking champagne: the only prestige cuvée rosé to be blended from all three different grape varieties and from such a wide range of vintages. Pinot Noir grapes from the best hillside plots in Aÿ are fermented with their skins on for a few days. This fermentation extracts coloraturas and texture from the tennis and the red wine produced from this is then added to the rest of the blend and bottled in the spring following the harvest. Krug Rose is aged on the lees for at least six years, often nearer to ten. The texture of Krug Rose is unlike most other Rose Champagnes since it is fuller and more texturally pleasing due to the relatively high percentage of red wine used in the blend, this gives a greater colour and spice characteristic.

Krug Rose 26 Eme Edition is a blend of 28 wines from 7 different years, the youngest of which is from 2014 while the oldest dates back to 2005. Its final composition is 44% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 26% Meunier. It was completed with 11 traditionally macerated Pinot Noir of the year from La Cote Valnon a special plot in Aÿ to add vivacity spiciness, colour and structure. In all, reserve wines from the House’s extensive library made up 33 of the final blend of this Édition of Krug Rosé.

Krug ID: 121017 | Each bottle of Krug Rosé 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.

Weather: Krug Rosé 26 ème Édition was composed around the harvest of 2014 an erratic year in Champagne that oscillated between hot dry spells and cool rainy periods Vines developed under good conditions, ensuring a generous harvest The contrasting weather preserved freshness and resulted in great heterogeneity throughout the region, underscoring the importance of the House’s plot by plot approach

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | Pinot Noir: Sacy | Chardonnay: Côte des Blancs & Montagne de Reims
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir 44%, Chardonnay 30%, Meunier 26%
Lees Ageing: 6 years
Reserve wines: 33%
Red wine: 11% from Ay & Taissy
Disgorged: Winter 2021
Dosage: 6 g/l
Base Vintage: 2014
Alcohol: 12%
Drink: Now to 2036+

Tasting Note: Aromas of tart red berries and plums mingled with notions of warm biscuits, dried fruits, flowers and orange zest. Medium to full-bodied, taut and incisive, with terrific concentration, racy acids and a long, penetrating finish, it's an intensely flavored, electric wine. - Tasted by William Kelley
Champagne Krug Overview
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Expert Reviews
97/100
Anne Krebiehl MW
“A deep copper hue on the eye leads onto a subtle nose that opens with a hint of rose petal and rosehip tisane, supported and transported by a lemony lift. There is a sense of zesty brightness and a note of finely ground white pepper comes through before it lifts into a serene sense of pink grapefruit. The palate has all the verve and freshness one could wish for, almost electric. This is incisive and precise, flirting shyly and still closed but giving away just enough of its undoubted depth and a sense of glorious, peppery savouriness. Long, peppery, serene, incisive. A dream as well as a promise for the future.”
95 → 96/100
Essi Avellan MW
“This Krug Rosé 26ème Édition is based on the cool 2014 vintage, comprising 67% of the blend. Reserve wines come from six different years, the oldest of which is 2005. The 11% red wine component is Pinot Noir blended from plots in Aÿ and Taissy. Deep, orange-toned salmon colour. The nose delivers an instant 'wow' in its complex toastiness and fragrant, sweet Pinot Noir aromatics. Ripe cherries, crushed raspberries, orange peel, rose petals, oriental spices and even high-quality leather notes. The palate is still a little more reserved than the generous nose, but it's beautifully fresh and lively, bringing an exciting edge of delicacy to this fruit-packed wine. Really a great edition, full of delicious summer flavours and ready to impress. Krug ID 121017. Dosage 6g/l ”
96/100
Decanter
“An exotic, bright and freshly crushed raspberry nose, which persists. An exhilarating and fine wine. A fruit lolly note, but refined and smokily luxurious too.”
96/100
William Kelley
“Based on the 2014 vintage, complemented by some 33% reserve wines from six other vintages, Krug's new NV Brut Rosé 26ème Édition is showing beautifully, offering up aromas of tart red berries and plums mingled with notions of warm biscuits, dried fruits, flowers and orange zest. Medium to full-bodied, taut and incisive, with terrific concentration, racy acids and a long, penetrating finish, it's an intensely flavored, electric wine that stands out as a particularly good recent release from this storied house.”
16.5+/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Deep rose pink with an orange note. Lightly smoky, rosy notes on the nose. Then quite dry and severe on the palate. Rather hard, sudden finish.”
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News Articles
  1. New Release: Krug Grande Cuvee 169th Edition

    New Release: Krug Grande Cuvee 169th Edition

    June 30, 2021

    Krug Grande Cuvée 169ème Édition is a blend of 146 wines from 11 different years, the youngest of which is from 2013, while the oldest dates back to 2000 and a stay of around seven years in Krug’s cellars gives this edition its distinct expression and elegance.
  2. Krug Appoints New Chef de Cave

    Krug Appoints New Chef de Cave

    December 17, 2019

    Champagne Krug have announced that Julie Cavil will take over as winemaking director in the new year. Incumbent winemaking director Eric Lebel will become deputy director of Krug and will lead projects involving all of the brands within the Moët Hennessy portfolio.
  3. Krug Grande Cuvée & Vintage Vertical Tasting: 2000-2010

    Krug Grande Cuvée & Vintage Vertical Tasting: 2000-2010

    October 22, 2018

    At our most recent tasting at 67 Pall Mall, guests blind tasted Krug Grande Cuvée Editions 162-166 NV (2006-2010), and Krug Vintages 2000-2004, including Krug 2000 from magnum. Find out which champagnes were the highest rated on the evening here.
  4. Jancis Robinson: Krug vintage vertical back to 1988

    Jancis Robinson: Krug vintage vertical back to 1988

    January 31, 2018

    Read Jancis Robinson’s report of our outstanding Krug vintage vertical tasting last November. "This would have been a dream tasting anyway, but I particularly love tasting a group of wines blind."
  5. Krug: A Visit to Clos du Mesnil & The New Krug Maison

    Krug: A Visit to Clos du Mesnil & The New Krug Maison

    September 4, 2017

    We visited Krug over August bank holiday weekend with Jancis Robinson MW. With an unexpected visit to Clos du Mesnil, a tour of the new Maison, a mini-vertical tasting and dinner at the house, it was well-worth the long drive!
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