Krug `Clos d'Ambonnay` Champagne 2000 (1 x 750mL Wooden giftbox), France.

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Overview

Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 2000 exalts the crisp purity of a single walled plot of vines (clos in French): Krug's Clos d'Ambonnay from the village of Ambonnay, and of a single grape variety: Pinot Noir, all from a single year: 2000.

Only 5158 (750mL) bottles were produced, each individually numbered.

Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

A particularly luminous straw-gold colour which shimmers with brightness.

Aroma

Aromas of brioche, caramel and spices.

Palate

In the mouth, a very fresh taste with rich flavours of tarte tatin, caramel and pastry cream, with a long and slightly lemony finish.

Food Matching

Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2000 may be enhanced by accompanying it with meat such as a spiced lamb tajines. It can also be enjoyed with a sweet and sour association: a sweet potato mash with a dash of grated nutmeg, or any creative combination with candied citrus fruits.

Vintage
2000
Region
FRA - Champagne
Grape Style
Champagne
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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Small but important Champagne house founded in Rheims in 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug, who was born in Mainz, Germany, in 1800. By 1893 the firm occupied its current modest cellars, around whose courtyard the Krug family still live. Krug does not make an ordinary non-vintage champagne but specializes exclusively in prestige cuvées, of which the multi-vintage Grande Cuvée is the flagship. Consistently producing champagne that is among the most admired in its region of origin, Krug is the only house to persist in barrel fermentation of its entire production of base wine, in old 205-l/54-gal casks. Wines from at least six and sometimes nine different vintages make up the blend for Grande Cuvée, one of the most distinctive and long lived of champagnes. Grande Cuvée, with new packaging and a special bottle, succeeded the rather fuller-bodied Private Cuvée as Krug's most important product in 1979. In 1971, Krug acquired and replanted the Clos du Mesnil, a walled vineyard of less than 2 ha/5 acres. Its Chardonnay grapes provide one of Champagne's very few single-vineyard, or cru, wines of which the 1979 vintage was the first. Small quantities of the finest vintage Krug are released as Krug Collection about ten years after their initial release. Although the firm is run by members of the fifth and sixth generation of champagne-making Krugs, it has been owned by LVMH since 1999.

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