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N.V. Krug Brut Rosé

375ml

414078

ITEM 8237744 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
PinDor 1 $160 $160
3 $160
Item Sold Amount Date
I8269369 2 $160 Jun 12, 2022
I8249875 3 $160 Jun 5, 2022
I8249860 3 $160 Jun 5, 2022
I8249859 3 $160 Jun 5, 2022
I8247375 2 $160 May 29, 2022
I8237744 1 $160 May 22, 2022
I8218782 9 $160 May 15, 2022
I8217075 1 $170 May 8, 2022
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RATINGS

98Stephen Tanzer

...Strawberry, iodine, cinnamon, rose petal, minerals and earth...brilliant kernel of spicy fruit and pure minerally soil tones.

95Wine Spectator

Very expressive and beautifully balanced, this is all in the details, from the palate-caressing texture to the vibrant acidity...

94Burghound.com

A restrained and highly complex nose, that is not especially fruity, displays a moderate yeast character along with slightly exotic aromas of mandarin orange and Asian tea, all wrapped in an enveloping array of beguiling rose petal scents.

93The Wine Advocate

...combines elegance, finesse and power. There is superb material in the density of fruit, along with perfumed aromatics and silky, chalky tannins that frame the long finish. It’s all here in this sublime, sensual wine...

17+ Jancis Robinson

Really lovely vinous character with a lot of Pinot Noir earthiness as well as fresh, vivid redcurrant fruit. Quite full body, spicy finish.

PRODUCER

Krug

Located in Reims, the heart of France’s Champagne region, Krug was founded in 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug, a German immigrant. Still operated by the Krug family, the house specializes in prestige cuvees in what is generally considered to be a traditional, elegant style. Krug Grand Cuvee, which accounts for about 75% of the house’s production, is generally made up of at least eight vintages and it is a blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Krug Vintage Champagnes are admired for their ability to age and become more complex, and they are generally at least 10 years old before they are released. A Krug Vintage is typically 30-50% Pinot Noir, 18-28% Pinot Meunier and 30-40% Chardonnay. The house also makes a widely-admired Rose and Clos du Mesnil, which is 100% Chardonnay. The estate includes 49.4 acres of vineyard planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The vines on average are 15 years old. A total of about 100,000 bottles are produced each year.

REGION

France, Champagne

Champagne is a small, beautiful wine growing region northeast of Paris whose famous name is misused a million times a day. As wine enthusiasts and all French people are well aware, only sparkling wines produced in Champagne from grapes grown in Champagne can be called Champagne. Sparkling wines produced anywhere else, including in other parts of France, must be called something besides Champagne. Champagne producers are justifiably protective of their wines and the prestige associated with true Champagne. Though the region was growing grapes and making wines in ancient times, it began specializing in sparkling wine in the 17th century, when a Benedictine monk named Dom Pierre Pérignon formulated a set guidelines to improve the quality of the local sparkling wines. Despite legends to the contrary, Dom Pérignon did not “invent” sparkling wine, but his rules about aggressive pruning, small yields and multiple pressings of the grapes were widely adopted, and by the 18th and 19th centuries Champagne had become the wine of choice in fashionable courts and palaces throughout Europe. Today there are 75,000 acres of vineyards in Champagne growing Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. Champagne’s official appellation system classifies villages as Grand Cru or Premier Cru, though there are also many excellent Champagnes that simply carry the regional appellation. Along with well-known international Champagne houses there are numerous so-called “producer Champagnes,” meaning wines made by families who, usually for several or more generations, have worked their own vineyards and produced Champagne only from their own grapes.

VINTAGE

N.V. Krug Brut Rosé

1,200 cases produced