Krug: the best there is
Krug is one of the most prestigious champagne houses in the world. Founded in 1843 by German immigrant Joseph Krug, who came to France with a dream of making the best champagne, Krug is now owned by luxury group LVMH and is known for its exclusive and complex champagnes.
What makes Krug champagne so special? Firstly, it’s the house’s philosophy: Krug strives for perfection in every detail of the production process, from the selection of the grapes to the aging of the wine in the cellars. The goal is to create champagnes that are expressive, rich, and balanced, with a unique character that only Krug can offer.
Another key aspect of Krug is the emphasis on vintage champagnes. Unlike many other big champagne houses, Krug only produces champagne in years when the harvest is of exceptional quality. This means that each bottle of Krug champagne is a unique expression of a specific year and a specific vineyard.
But what makes Krug champagne taste so good? Firstly, it’s the blend of different grape varieties and vineyards, which creates a complex taste and aromas of fruit, flowers, spices, and brioche. Additionally, Krug ages its champagnes much longer than most other producers, giving the wine a deeper and more mature taste. Finally, the dosage of sugar in Krug champagnes is minimal, making the wine drier and more concentrated than many other champagnes.