Jean-Philippe Collard was born in Champagne. Early expectations were confirmed by his admission to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at an exceptionnal new age.
With more than 60 pieces to his credit, Jean-Philippe Collard plays the world's greatest music venues today. His impressive discography also includes a video disc with the Liszt Sonata and the Mozart Concerto in E flat major.
Krug Lover, Jean Philippe Collard has selected a piece of music to pair with each Krug Champagne.
He has selected for Krug Clos du Mesnil 2002 : « Allegro molto appasionato » by Isaac Stern.
Krug Clos du Mesnil, a very rare Champagne, showcases the unique character of a single plot of Chardonnay, harvested in a single year. Our 1.84-hectare vineyard overlooked by the village church has been protected by walls since 1698. The vineyard is located in the heart of Mesnil-sur-Oger, one of the most iconic villages for Chardonnay in the Champagne region. Krug Clos du Mesnil has an expansive generous personality enhanced by the finish which powers through with extreme precision.
The year 2002 offered a clement and generous climate, consistently warm, relatively dry, granting ideal conditions for grape maturation.
The rare beauty and singularity of the year’s grapes are conveyed by the generosity and aromas inherited from the clement circumstances of 2002, making this year an exceptional one.
The House of Krug chose to create Krug Clos du Mesnil 2002 because, the year 2002, marked by the generosity of the yields, succeeded in offering ideal conditions for the maturation of beautiful grapes, with the promise of revealing the full potential of this walled plot.