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Krug Clos du Mesnil 2008
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Joseph Krug was born in 1800 in Mainz, then a Germanic city in the Napoléon Empire. He grew up in the heart of the Moselle, confronted from an early age with a viticulture as fragmented as the one he would later experience when he settled in Champagne.
At the age of 24, he established himself as a merchant and traveling salesman, finally settling in Paris in 1834. Joseph then seized an opportunity: he entered Jacquesson, a House of Champagne founded in 1798.
He quickly became one of its partners.
At the age of 42 with the support of Hippolyte de Vivès, Joseph Krug founded the House of Krug & Company in 1843. House Krug in Reims was born.
House Krug uses the method of vinification under wood in small barrels of 205 liters made of French oak.
Critics Krug Clos du Mesnil 2008.
Description Krug Clos du Mesnil 2008.
Clos du Mesnil comes from a single parcel of 1.84 hectares, surrounded by protective walls since 1698. The vines are located in the heart of Mesnil-sur-Oger, one of the most emblematic Chardonnay villages on the Côte des blancs.
2008 was one of the coolest years in 14 years, favoring slow, steady ripening of the grapes. Thanks to these climatic conditions, the harvest produced grapes of intense freshness and elegant expression, giving rise to beautifully structured wines.
"This is a powerful, sensual and intense Blanc de blancs, with lots of chalk, lemon, apricot stone, walnut, flint, cookie, toast, white grapefruit and quince. Lively, closed and structured. Its bubbles are tight, with pronounced acidity. Very long and persistent."
James Suckling - 2022 Rating 99/100
The elegant minerality of this wine combined with tangy notes makes it ideal for pairing with langoustine carpaccio, scallops marinated in dill or a lobster salad with citrus.