Champagne Aoc (gift box)
Price unit 350.00€
Type Sparkling Vintage 2002 Region Champagne Producer Krug Wine Advocate - Wine Spectator 96 Available: 4
Beautifully aromatic, this leads with aromas of ground clove, coffee liqueur and mandarin orange peel, adding crystallized honey, dried cherry, acacia blossom and toasted brioche notes on the expansive palate. Rich in flavor and broad in structure, with verve driving this through to the long, satiny finish. - Wine Spectator
Since 1843 the Maison Krug lives according to the same timeless philosophy: to create only Cuvée de Prestige.
At the base of the Krug's dream was the intention to create only prestigious Champagne, year after year: a trait that makes Maison Krug unique today.
As he wrote in his booklet, intended to teach his art to his son, Joseph Krug firmly believed that, in order to obtain a champagne of the highest quality, it would be necessary to use excelent wines produced starting from grapes of the best vineyards and vinified separately.
In this way Joseph begins to create a reserve of wines created with grapes from single vineyards and with a defined chatacter.
Determined to give life to the most generous expression of Champagne, he decided to exploit the wide repertoire of wines of the reserve to create the Cuvée de Prestige.
Joseph's goal is to create a prestigious Champagne, rich in nuances and unsurpassable generosity, regardless of time and harvest.
Thus was born the Maison Krug and the legendary Krug Grande Cuvée, the first prestigious Cuvée to be recreated year after year, beyond the notion of vintage.
In 1999, in anticipation of his retirement from work, the idealist Henry Krug hires a Chef de Caves, a role admirably supported today by Eric Lebel, who works in close collaboration with the Tasting Committee, formed by Julie Cavil, director of the oenological department, Olivier Krug, director of Krug, Laurent Halbin, responsible for winemaking and development, and Jerôme Jacoillot, winemaker and quality manager. Also Margareth Henriquez, CEO of Krug, and Rémi Krug are permanent guests of this committee of essays.
Eric Lebel and the Tasting Committee taste give the vote to wines of the vintage, obtained from about 250 plots, as well as 150 wines from previous years.
The Committee votes and comments about 400 wines, two or three times during the year. Over 5,000 tasting notes have been meticulously transcribed in the great black "tasting book". Between the end of April and the beginning of May, in the middle of the creation's time, Eric Lebel composes the champagne of the year, guided by his intuition and talent.
Krug Grande Cuvée, an assembly of wines of over ten different years, some of which have aged 15 years, matures in the cellars for at least seven years and Krug Rosé for at least five.
The meeting of so many years gives Krug Grande Cuvée its exclusive richness of aromas, an incredible generosity and absolute elegance, impossible to express with wines of a vintage height.
Krug Vintage and Krug's exclusive crus Clos du Mesnil and Krug Clos d'Ambonnay spend at least ten years in the cellars.
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