Krug Grande Cuvée is born from the dream of one man, Joseph Krug, to craft the very best Champagne he could offer, every single year, regardless of annual variations in climate. Since 1843, the House of Krug has honoured this vision with each new Edition of Grande Cuvée. Unlike other Maison’s the wines needed for their NV are selected first, in the spring following the harvest. Then the Maison consider the elements they want to keep from the last harvest for their reserves and finally they decide if they have the right components to make a vintage from that year.
“Every year since the foundation of the House, a new Edition of Grande Cuvée is created, every year the inspiration will be the same, but the creation will be totally unique and different.” Olivier Krug
Krug Grande Cuvée 171st Edition is a blend of 131 wines from 12 different years, the youngest of which is from 2015, while the oldest dates back to 2000. Its final composition is 45% Pinot Noir, 37% Chardonnay and 18% Meunier. Reserve wines from the House’s extensive library made up 42% of the final blend. A stay of around seven years in the cellars gives this Edition its remarkable expression and elegance.
Krug Grande Cuvée 170th Edition is a blend of 195 wines from 12 different years spanning from 1998 to 2014. This blend is made from 195 wines from 12 different years, the youngest of which is from 2014 while the oldest dates back to 1998.
The Previous releases of Krug Grand Cuvee here at The Finest Bubble are: