Champagne Krug

The name Krug is synonymous with the finest Champagnes, blazing a trail in heritage and known for its power, elegance, and ability to age. The house was established in 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug. His move from the Rhine to Reims was punctuated with travelling throughout France, learning about, and subsequently blending, his own Champagnes. It was his mission to create the finest Champagnes each vintage. It was his son Paul who established the house as a Grand Marque and saw the prestige of Krug Champagne grow to world renown. Today it is headed by Olivier, the sixth generation of the family, although it is owned by luxury brand, LVMH.

All three Champagne grape varieties are used in their blends – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier - grown in vineyards around Ambonnay, Ay, Les Mesnil and Trépail. The house owns around 30% of the vineyards used, while the rest of the grapes are provided by up to 100 growers. Krug is one of the few remaining houses to ferment in small oak barrels, on a plot-by-plot basis and their Grand Cuvée sets the standard for non-vintage Champagnes with a vast library of reserve wines to include in the blend. Its continuing commitment to heritage has seen the creation of the Krug ID, a six-digit number on the back label of Krug Grand Cuvée and Krug Rosè which allows patrons to access to more information about that particular bottle, including the vintages used and the date it left Krug’s cellars. There are two sought-after single-vineyard vintages, Clos du Mesnil made entirely from Chardonnay and Clos d’Ambonnay made exclusively from Pinot Noir.


Champagne Krug

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