Krug Rose, 75cl
Krug was established in 1843 and has since specialised in producing only prestige and specialised champagnes. Krug is the only firm still producing all its champagne in small oak casks, an essential element for developing Krug's intense bouquet and complex flavours. Today, Henri, Rémi and Olivier Krug, who supervise every step of production, tasting and blending, represent the 5th and 6th generations. With long periods of maturation (6-8 years), Krug champagne continues to age gracefully after release, developing an intensely rich, nutty flavour whilst remaining remarkably fresh. Rose wines are produced by leaving juice of red grapes to macerate on its skins for a brief time, to extract pigments (natural colourings). However, Rose Champagne is notable in that it is produced by the addition of a small percentage of red wine (from Pinot Noir usually from the village of Bouzy) during blending. Attractive dense Pinot fruit on the nose. Very tight and lively – already drinking well. Extremely neat.
Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Meunier
Light & Supple