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Unique to the House of Krug, every Krug Vintage is crafted to be different, to reveal the expression of a particular year. A year with character, a year with a special story to tell in a way that Krug alone can relate. To narrate this story, Krug has blended very expressive wines from a single year, enhanced by a stay of over ten years in the cellars. Krug Vintage is the story of a year as seen by Krug; there are as many stories as there are Krug Vintages.
Product of an exceptional vintage, the Krug Vintage 2006 truly embodies the essence of the year 2006 in Champagne.
This champagne was blended from a selection of the most expressive wines of the 2006 vintage. After 12 years spent ageing in the cellars of the House of Krug, the Champagne Krug Vintage 2006 finally received its cork in the winter of 2017- 2018 and was released, for the first time, into the light.
A tribute to this fantastic 2006 vintage, the Champagne Krug Vintage 2006 transcribes the true character of each vineyard and parcel included in its blend, yielding an intense, generous and elegant champagne that is simultaneously well-rounded and delicious. A truly gourmet champagne, the Krug Vintage 2006 is a feat of virtuosity, the perfect pairing to the most flavourful dishes and a variety of cooking styles. From stewed dishes like tagines or ratatouille, to noble meats and game, to foie gras, the Champagne Krug Vintage 2006 is sure to serve as a dignified centrepiece to even the most beautiful tables.
A cold winter and springtime frosts laid the foundations for this vintage of abundant yields (12,997 kg/ha). Uneventful flowering was followed by exceptionally hot and sunny weather, which lasted until August. A dank August left producers fearful but fortunately warm, bright conditions in September redressed the balance. Harvest commenced on September 9th, producing grapes high in sugar level but notably low on acidity. The general health of the grapes was sufficient, producing wines which excel over the preceding 2005 vintage, another warm and ample year. The year's greatest wines are supple and expressive and despite the richness they escape being overly heavy. Overt and welcoming upon launch, the best come with excellent capacity for ageing. Winey, and richly fruity characters, most Champagnes regrettably miss some tension and finesse. Wines of the vintage include Taittinger Comtes de Champagne, Krug Vintage and Dom Pérignon Rosé.