The year 1995 in the village of Ambonnay was mild winter, slightly rainy with two short periods of frost in January and in March without much impact. Sunny and warm spring and a long period of heat from end of June until the harvest was completed. Grapes gave wines with great level of fruit and expression while having a high level of freshness. A promise of generosity, elegance and length.
Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1995 is the first Champagne of this exceptional terroir ever created as a tribute to Ambonnay and to Pinot Noir.
The House chose to reveal Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 1995 because the year 1995 succeeded in fully expressing the potential of this walled plot.
Krug Clos d’Ambonnay celebrates with the rarest of Champagnes the unique character of a particular Pinot Noir grape that of a small, walled, 0.68-hectare plot from the heart of Ambonnay, one of the most distinguished villages for this grape variety in Champagne, and one which has played a very special role in the life of the House of Krug. Krug Clos d’Ambonnay reveals a personality with significant presence, great substance and an amazing length and finesse.
This single vineyard Champagne is the rarest and most expensive in the world. Produced from just one and one half acres of Pinot Noir within the village itself of Ambonnay. In 1995 there were only 250 cases made from 11 tiny 200 liter Krug casks.