When Joseph Krug first set up his Champagne House in 1843 he only had one vision in mind – to create and 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. Six generations of the Krug family later, this vision is still honoured with each new edition of Krug Grand Cuvée.
The astounding number of reserve wines used in the blend, contribute a unique breadth and roundness to this remarkable Champagne. The 169ème Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée is based around the 2013 vintage and is crafted from a blend of 146 wines spanning 11 different vintages, the youngest of which is from 2013 and the oldest dating back to 2000. The final composition comprises of 43% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay, and 22% Meunier. Aged for around seven years in Krug’s cellars, it gives Krug Grande Cuvée 169th Edition its distinct expression and elegance.