Krug Rosé is inspired by the dream of the fifth generation of the Krug family to conceive a rosé Champagne that did not yet exist, one that could be re-created each year. Every Edition of Krug Rosé perpetuates this legacy.
Krug Rosé 24th Edition was composed around the harvest of 2012, a beautiful year with a low yield due to a succession of meteorological events. Frost, rain, storms and hale all hit the vineyards of Champagne in winter 2011 and spring 2012, followed by the driest ripening season since 1974, resulting in 20% fewer grapes.
To realize the final creation, wines of the year, which included Pinot Noir from Clos d’Ambonnay, were blended with reserve wines from 6 other years, with 2006 and 2008 particularly helping to balance the Champagne. Reserve Pinot Noir wines from plots in the Montagne de Reims Nord contributed freshness and reserve Chardonnay wines from plots in Bethon and Villers-Marmery brought maturity.
In all, reserve wines from the House’s extensive library made up 71% 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 24th 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.