Founded in 1843, Joseph Krug had the goal of blending wines of different years to produce a rich and consistent expression of pleasure. The House has a unique and singular approach, which has given it the reputation as the Haute Couture Champagne.
The prestige Krug Grande Cuvée is the signature champagne of the house and aged for over 20 years. Over 120 wines are blended in this Cuvee taken from 150 reserve wines from the previous 10-15 vintages and 250 wines from a single year.
Did you know that each Krug bottle has a distinctive character using the six digit number that appears on the back label. An interactive Krug application, available on mobile and tablet, allows you to scan the Krug ID and access the unique history: harvest challenges of the year revealed by Cellar Master Eric Lebel, ratings from experts, food inspiration to pair with each cuvee, as well as storage recommendations.
Reservations can only be made for exisiting Krug clients upon written proof from your wine retailer and must be a minimum of 3 months in advance. If you are lucky enough to be offered a visit at Krug please note that it will last about 2hrs
▸ Personalized welcome at Maison Krug. 45mins
▸ Discovery of the House and Cellars 30mins
▸ Tasting "Journey into the Krug Universe" 45mins.
We will organize the day to compliment your visit to Krug should you be invited. If you like the fact the Krug vinifiies plot by plot and grape by grape or that they vinefy in the wine is oak barrels or the fact they do not make vintage champgnes, then you may like a production facility visit some medium size and artisanal growers who use the same methods to produce top quality champagnes, Billecart Salmon for example is a good example.
On the other hand you may like to try champagnes, which are produced quite differently and not vinified separately, vintage champagnes or vinified in steel vats to give a natural freshness and taste the difference. In addition to a visit where you can actually see , we will have time to stop for a triple tasting visit at some top brands like Gaston Chiquet or Vilmart & Cie.
Given your interest in the gastonomic champagne, it seem only in keeping with the days tastings of top quality to suggest a nice 1 star Michelin restaurant for lunch or a restaurant with a view over the vineyards. Everything is possible.