KRUG GRAND CUVEE BRUT CHAMPAGNE - 168TH EDITION

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KRUG GRAND CUVEE BRUT CHAMPAGNE - 168TH EDITION

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KRUG GRANDE CUVÉE 168ÈME ÉDITION

THE 168TH EDITION OF THE FULLEST EXPRESSION OF CHAMPAGNE

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 honored 

this vision with each new Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée:

the most generous expression of Champagne.

Krug Grande Cuvée is re-created every year, beyond the

notion of vintage and is a blend of over 120 individual

wines from more than 10 different years. The fullness or

flavors and aromas achieved by this careful art of blending

would be impossible to express with the wines of a single year.

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TASTING NOTES: A light golden color and fine,

vivacious bubbles, holding a promise of pleasure. Aromas

of flowers in bloom, ripe, dried and citrus fruits, as well

as marzipan and gingerbread. Flavors of hazelnut,

nougat, barley sugar, jellied and citrus fruits, almonds,

brioche and honey.

KRUG GRANDE CUVÉE 168ÈME ÉDITION IN ESSENCE:

It is a blend of 198 wines from 11 different years, the

youngest is from the year 2012, while the oldest dates

back to 1996. Its final composition is 52% Pinot Noir,

35% Chardonnay and 13% Meunier. A stay of around seven

years, or six years in the case of half-bottles, in Krug’s

cellars gives Krug Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition its

distinct expression and elegance.

THE STORY OF ITS CREATION:

Krug Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition was composed

around the harvest of 2012, a beautiful year with a low

yield due to a succession of meteorological events.

Frost, rain, storms and hale all hit the vineyards of

Champagne in winter and spring 2012, followed by

the driest ripening season since 1974, resulting in

20% fewer grapes. § The final creation is the result

of blending wines of the year from carefully selected

plots with reserve wines of specific plots from 10

other years. As the wines of 2012 were reminiscent

of pastry with great roundness, reserve wines were

added to bring vivacity to the blend. Reserve

Chardonnays were chosen from certain plots in

Avize and Marmery for their freshness, while Pinot

Noir reserve wines from plots in the Montagne

de Reims Nord brought tension. In all, reserve

wines from the House’s extensive library made up

42% of the final blend, bringing the breadth and

roundness so essential to each Édition of Krug

Grande Cuvée.

KRUG GRANDE CUVÉE IS UNIQUE:

Krug Grande Cuvée is the first and unique Prestige

Champagne re-created every year, beyond the notion

of vintage. The art of blending wines from so

many different years gives Krug Grande Cuvée its

unique fullness of flavours and aromas, impossible

to express with the wines of just a single year. 

The Édition number corresponds to the number of

times in the House of Krug the founder’s dream

has been re-created. It also serves as a reference

for collectors, to enjoy it later. The full story of

every Édition is revealed online via its Krug iD, the

six digits on the back label. Krug Grande Cuvée,

like all Krug Champagnes, will continue to gain with

the passage of time.

FOOD & WINE PAIRING INSPIRATION: Krug

Grande Cuvée 168ème Édition lends itself to a

wealth of culinary combinations, from the simplest

to the most sophisticated, from an aged parmesan

to turbot à la truffe. § It can be enjoyed as an

aperitif with Jabugo ham and mature comté or

served to accompany oysters, grilled shrimps,

Indian or Moroccan food, as well as desserts

such as carrot cake, tarte tatin and cheesecake.

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