Champagne Direct stocks the very best selection of Krug Champagne. Krug is an encounter, an experience, a revelation - and a collection of six extraordinary Champagnes: Krug Grande Cuvee, Krug Rose, Krug Vintage, Krug Collection, Krug Clos du Mesnil and Krug Clos d'Ambonnay.
When Johann-Joseph Krug founded the house in 1843, his dream was to give his name to nothing less than an exceptional Champagne - a Champagne with a taste all its own. The wines are made from carefully selected Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes. Krug is a guardian of Champagne tradition in still fermenting its wines in small oak barrels, which gives them an exceptional finesse.
Another signature of the Krug style, they are made to mature for at least 6 to 8 years, the reward of which is a distinctive complexity and the ability to age gracefully.
Although each release of Krug Grande Cuvée contains a mix of wines from at least 10 different harvests, a single “base” vintage makes up at least 50% of the blend in each annual release. The current expression of Krug Grande Cuvée uses the 2006 vintage as its base. The wine currently spends between 6-7 years maturing on its lees, and then a further 10-12 months resting in Krug’s cellars post-disgorgement, meaning it is released around 8 years after the blend is created.