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News from the Champagne world: Krug launches a new Clos

Par Vitisphere Le 09 juin 2008
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News from the Champagne world: Krug launches a new Clos
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Whilst it goes against traditional champagne blending techniques, ‘la selection parcellaire’ (separating grape plantations by type) works remarkably well for Krug, whom we have known for their for ‘Clos du Mesnil’ since 1986. During this period, the Krug family were seeking to produce a new Clos, maybe even using Pinot Noir grapes, in order to complete their exclusive range (le Clos du Mesnil is a ‘Blanc de Blancs’, which means a Champagne made exclusively from Chardonnay). In 1994, the Krug brothers acquired a real gem from one of their suppliers, a 0.68 hectares section of land planted with only Pinot Noir grapes. The 1995 Klug vintage, ‘Clos d’Ambonnay’ has barely even been on the market for a few weeks yet. Only 4000 bottles were produced, costing 2500 euros each.

Rare and prestigious, ‘le Clos d’Ambonnay' already looks likely to have be a great success. Only a few weeks after its market launch, an auction took place in Las Vegas, where a bottle of Krug Clos d’Ambronnay was sold for 4400 Dollars (around 2800 Euros).

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