Behind the Label
- The Maison
From a library of reserve wines created from the grapes of individual plots, each year Joseph Krug blended these with the current year’s harvest in order to offer the fullest expression of champagne – a tradition continued today with Krug Grande Cuvée.
Striving for undisputed quality
Since the maison was founded in 1843, five generations have upheld Joseph Krug’s blueprint for crafting champagnes of unwavering quality year after year. His method was meticulously recorded into a dark-cherry-coloured notebook, which visitors to the maison can see.
Taking time to perfect
Assemblage and time are paramount for Cellar Master Eric Lebel. To reach its full expression, every bottle rests in the cellar for longer than is usual: at least seven years for each edition of Krug Grande Cuvée and more than 10 for Krug Vintage.
A quest for perfection
Assured in the knowledge that terroir can produce magical results, Krug nurtures 250 plots of vines, with the grapes from each vinified separately in oak barrels. Of these, the most remarkable are arguably those used to create Krug Clos du Mesnil and Clos d’Ambonnay.