“Olivier Krug and Eric Lebel produce fine wines, characterised by toasted, pastry or almond notes, and an amazing freshness.”
The soils in Champagne is predominantly limestone with a high level of chalk. This consists of granules of calcite formed from the fragile shells of marine micro-organisms. The outcrops of sedimentary rock are also composed of chalk, marl and limestone. This type of soil provides good drainage and also imparts that particular mineral flavour found in certain Champagne wines.
A Passionate Lineage
Krug was founded by Joseph Krug in 1843 in the city of Reims, in the heart of the Champagne region. Nowadays Olivier Krug represents the 6th generation running the business. Up to 20 years and 120 wines are used to release each year Krug Grande Cuvée with the aim of offering the highest level of complexity and quality every year. Krug produces mainly Krug Grande Cuvée, supplemented by a non-vintage rosé, and a vintage Champagne. On top of that, Clos du Mesnil in the Côtes de Blancs (a Chardonnay-based vintage Champagne from a walled plot of 1.8 hectare), Clos d’Ambonnay (a Pinot Noir-based vintage Champagne from a wallet plot of 0.7 hectare), and Krug Collection series are the top end of the range.