Krug

Joseph Krug, with the support of Hippolyte de Vivès, created the House of Krug and Company in 1843. From the very beginning, he decided to distinguish himself in his method of winemaking. Indeed, unlike the other Champagne Houses, the latter cultivates its plots separately in order to be able to master the flavours during blending. Moreover, the House decided to give priority to quality rather than quantity from the outset and only offers vintages each year. The generations of the Krug families succeed one another. The 5th generation Henri and Rémi Krug bought several plots in 1971, one of which, ‘Clos de Mesnil’, proved to be exceptional. This parcel of Chardonnay is surrounded by a wall, which creates a particular climate for the vines, which then offer a wine very distinct from the others. The first ‘Clos du Mesnil’ was released in 1979. In 1983, the house produced the Krug rosé, which is considered to be ‘a Krug before being a rosé’. Afterwards, like ‘Clos de Mesnil’, which is a special Chardonnay cuvée, the house wants to make a special cuvée with Pinot Noir, another important grape variety at Krug. In 1994 they found the Clos d’Ambonnay, a plot of 0.68 hectares and made their first cuvée in 1995. Today, it is Olivier, the 6th generation of the Krug family, who has taken over the reins of the house.

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Individuality is very dear to the House of Krug. The house assiduously follows three rules in order to produce its Vintage every year. The first is to ensure an individual viticultural follow-up for each parcel. The second is to make a blend by selecting the plots one by one, which will be useful for the creation of the vintage. The last step is to take the trouble patiently, letting the wine ferment. The house currently offers six cuvées: Krug Grande Cuvée, Krug Rosé, Krug Vintage, Krug Clos du Mesnil, Clos d'Ambonnay and Krug Collection.

We regularly offer bottles of Krug Champagne at our sales. If you would like to include a batch of Champagne Krug, please do not hesitate to contact Marion QUESNE, head of the Wines & Spirits department at Aguttes.
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