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This champagne is from 70 year old vines. From a single vineyard of the same name, this exceptional champagne carries the moniker «Terres de Noël»- name of the plot. All year long we care for these vines to achieve a perfect expression of our fabulous Oger terroir. Chardonnay from this vineyard is carefully pressed and vinified to achieve a refined and racy champagne after years of ageing in our cellars. The inimitable style and rare personality of this champagne is unequalled, with silky fine bubbles, delicate aromas and length.
Ideal as an aperitif where it displays minerality, fineness and exceptional complexity.
Blend: 100% Chardonnay d’Oger
Dosage brut: 8g/l
The next most exceptional vintage since 2008. A truly difficult growing season saw severe frosts in the winter. March brought warmth but early budbreak made the vines vulnerable to spring frosts. Overall, the early growing season was wet, and mildew became a serious issue. However, conditions improved dramatically in the later summer months. An August heatwave resulted in a rapid accumulation of sugar, but fortunately the nights remained cool, which helped to preserve acidity. Although yields were low (averaging at 9,210 kg/ha) due to frost, hail and disease early in the season, the 2012 harvest was exemplary in its maturity, acidity and grape health. A rare high acid, high sugar September harvest with impeccable concentration of flavour and refreshing vibrancy. Pinot Noir is the superstar of the vintage, though Pinot Meunier excelled too. A vintage that promises great longevity for the finest cuvées, it was widely declared by producers. However, Krug decided to invest in its reserve wines on this great year, and no Vintage was produced. The quality of 2012 is universally high, with the greatest releases so far including Louis Roederer Cristal and Cristal Rosé, Bollinger La Grande Année and La Grande Année Rosé, as well as Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque Rosé.