Krug Rose 23rd Edition in Gift Box
Krug Rosé – a relatively recent addition to the House – is an unexpected rosé Champagne combining distinction and boldness. Inspired by the dream of the fifth generation of the House of Krug to conceive a rosé Champagne that did not yet exist. Their dream was that every year a new edition of Krug Rosé could be created.
Krug Rosé 23rd Edition was composed around the harvest of 2011 an atypical year with high temperatures followed by cold, wet weather and low sun. The year’s unusual climate made it the second earliest harvest since 1822. In the end, grapes were healthy and of surprising structure.
To realize the final creation, carefully selected plots’ wines of the year were blended with reserve wines from 9 other years, including the 2007 Meuniers of some plots from Sainte-Gemme chosen for their fruit character, as well as the 2009 Chardonnays of some plots from Trépail to add vivacity and tension.
In all, reserve wines from the House’s extensive library made up 56% of the final blend of this Edition of Krug Rosé.
On the eye: At first sight, its subtle pale pink color holds a promise of elegance.
On the nose: Aromas of rose hips, cured ham, mulberries, redcurrant, peony, pepper and pink grapefruit.
On the palate: Delicate flavors of honey, citrus and dried fruit with a long finish, enhanced by its fine bubbles complete the experience.
Unexpectedly, Krug Rosé 23rd Edition best accompanies very savory dishes. It can be enjoyed with fois gras, lamb, game, white meat, venison or even dishes with spices. Krug Rosé is not recommended for desserts, unless they are not sweet at all.