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Discover three “lost” Krug Grande Cuvée Éditions – 156ème, 157ème and 158ème – alongside three lost recordings by Ella Fitzgerald, carefully restored on vinyl by sound technology experts Devialet.
Krug has long believed that music can enhance the tasting of its fine champagnes. Celebrate rare bottles and rare recordings with this special collector’s case – of which there are only 15 available worldwide.
How to enjoy
- The perfect serve - Enjoy in a Joseph glass or white wine glass to fully explore the depth of aroma and flavor
- Service temperature - 48-54ºF
- When to drink - Drink now through 2025+
- Storage advice - Store horizontally in a cool (50-59°F), dark place, and away from vibrations
- Closure - Cork
- Additional information - Contains sulfites
- Alcohol by volume - 12.0%
Blend and Origin
Krug Grande Cuvée
A carefully crafted blend of reserve wines (over 120 from more than 10 different years) brings out the complexity of Krug Grande Cuvée. A very balanced, skilled and precise blend of pinot noir, chardonnay and meunier, this champagne spends at least six years in the Krug cellars gaining the depth, harmony, finesse and elegance for which Krug is so well known.
For these Grande Cuvée Éditions, Krug has selected the following music pairings from the lost recordings of Ella Fitzgerald:
- Krug Grande Cuvée 156ème Édition: That Old Black Magic
- Krug Grande Cuvée 157ème Édition: Saint Louis Blues
- Krug Grande Cuvée 158ème Édition: You’re Driving Me Crazy
Traditionally the House of Krug did not keep any older Krug Grande Cuvées, which means–once the bottles have been shipped to the markets–there is nothing left: they are “lost” bottles, “Lost” Éditions. However, in 2010 a chance discovery of eight older creations led to the revelation of what a treasure they truly were. Their expression and elegance are distinctly Krug, yet each one is different, a unique creation that has developed new facets under time’s precious influence.
When Ella Fitzgerald performed That Old Black Magic, Saint Louis Blues and You’re Driving Me Crazy before the crowd at the Legendary Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, she was natural and at home with the audience, unaware a recording was being made. Over four decades later, Devialet and sound mastering studio Fondamenta sent a team of sound archaeologists in search of forgotten and previously unreleased or rare recordings from world-famous artists such as Ella Fitzgerald. Thanks to their advanced techniques, her intimate concert has gone from lost to eternal and today, can be enjoyed with Krug Champagne.
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