Krug Rosé is an unexpected rosé Champagne combining elegance and boldness – inspired by the dream of the fifth generation of the House of Krug to conceive a rosé Champagne that did not exist, a rosé Champagne that could be re-created every year.
KRUG ROSÉ 24ÈME ÉDITION IN ESSENCE:
▪ Krug Rosé 24ème Édition is a blend of 22 wines from 7 different years, the youngest of which is from 2012, while the oldest dates back to 2006.
▪ Its final composition is 40% Pinot Noir, 32% Meunier and 28% Chardonnay.
▪ It was completed with 11% traditionally macerated Pinot Noir of the year from a special plot in Aÿ to add colour, vivacity and structure.
▪ A stay of around seven years or six years in the case of half-bottles, in Krug’s cellars gives Krug Rosé 24ème Édition its unique expression and elegance.
THE STORY OF ITS CREATION:
▪ Krug Rosé 24ème 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 2011 and spring 2012, followed by the driest ripening season since 1974, resulting in 20% fewer grapes.
▪ To realise the final creation, wines of the year, which included Pinot Noir from Clos d’Ambonnay, were blended with reserve wines from 6 other years, with 2006 and 2008 particularly helping to balance the Champagne. Reserve Pinot Noir wines from plots in the Montagne de Reims Nord contributed freshness and reserve Chardonnay wines from plots in Bethon and Villers-Marmery brought maturity.
▪ In all, reserve wines from the House’s extensive library made up71% of the final blend of this Édition of Krug Rosé