Krug Clos d'Ambonnay
From the Maker:
Krug Clos D'ambonnay is Krug's "figurehead", a breathtaking champagne that effortlessly combines body and freshness, power and finesse.
The special signature of Krug is the complex assemblage of more than 50 wines, which is created from six to ten different vintages.
The interplay of so many vintages gives Krug Clos d'Ambonnay its unique wealth of aromas and fragrances, its incredible generosity and its absolute elegance. It would be impossible to achieve this with the wines of only a single year. His extraordinary finesse is the result of at least another six years remaining in the wine cellar.
A shiny gold hue, an extravagant, engaging bouquet, a nearly creamy texture that lends the prelude to a true aroma explosion with mild and mature, vivid and clear nuances. These are fine roasted aromas, aromas of mild spices, dried and candied fruits.
The Krug Clos d'Ambonnay is the finest example of an art of assemblage, as only pitcher masters. There is no recipe for their subtle harmony. In order to create the most complex of champagnes every year, the Krug family uses wine tasting and memory alone. Approximately 50 wines of the three grape varieties, which come from 20 to 25 different layers and from six to ten vintages, are used for the assemblage of Krug Grande Cuvée.
About the Maker:
The House was established in Reims in 1843, by Joseph Krug, a visionary non-conformist with an uncompromising philosophy. Having understood that the true essence of Champagne is pleasure itself, his dream was to craft the very best Champagne he could offer, every single year, regardless of annual variations in climate. Paying close attention to the vineyard’s character, respecting the individuality of each plot and its wine, as well as building an extensive library of reserve wines from many different years allowed Joseph Krug to fulfil his dream.
With a very original approach to Champagne making, he decided to go beyond the notion of vintage to create the most generous expression of Champagne, every year. Thus, he founded a House in which all Champagnes are of the same level of distinction.
Six generations of the Krug family have perpetuated this dream, enriching the founder’s vision and savoir faire.
|Grape:||100% Pinot Noir|
|Dosage:||6.0 g / L|