Champagne Krug Vintage 2004 is a designed to be a combination of Krug’s house style with the characteristics of this particular vintage. It was first released in September 2017.
Krug Champagne was established by Joseph Krug in 1843 and, with unique single-mindedness and sense of purpose, the Krug family has proudly cultivated the markedly individual character of their exceptional champagne. Theirs is a living legend, a certain idea of excellence that has been quietly redefined through six generations without a break. Since January 1999 the house is majority owned by the multinational conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy / Louis Vuitton SA, owners of, amongst other things, Moet et Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart). However the Krug family still remains involved and, in 2009, Olivier Krug became the house director.
Although Krug are probably most famous for their Krug Grande Cuvee Brut, (a blend of different vintagfes) their Vintage Champagne is Krug’s definitive, one-off interpretation of the character of an outstanding year. It is a blend of some of the best, young fermented, wines which best represent the character of the particular vintage. The three grape varieties are blended to create harmony: the elegance of Chardonnay, the fullness and fruit of Pinot Noir and the fruit of carefully selected Pinot Meunier grapes bring finesse and complexity to the wine. The blend is 39% Chardonnay, 37% Pinot Noir and 24% Pinot Meunier. Krug Vintage is always aged for at least 10 years in the cellars before release, the 2014 was released after 12 years in the cellars gaining in harmony, expression and finesse.
As Krug themselves declare, “The story of the year 2004, captured by Krug. With harmonious tension and elegant radiance, Krug 2004 reveals the vibrant story of a fresh year – so much so that the house chose to give it the nickname ‘luminous freshness’”.
Each bottle is presented in a sealed gift box.