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Krug Rose is pure provocation - a sensual, extravagant champagne that seamlessly fuses the intensity and elegance of the Krug style with an excitement all its own. Krug Rose's pale pink-gold colour and exquisitely fragrant bouquet are the prelude to an abundance of fresh, exotic flavours. Wild berries - Ginger - Pepper - Quince jelly - Peony - Krug Rose is a sublime demonstration of the Krug art of blending. Its vibrant personality is brought to life by combining a small quantity of precisely selected, skin-fermented Pinot noir grapes with traditionally fermented Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot meunier. In any one year, the blend includes a significant amount of reserve wines to ensure a consistent harmony of style. Krug Rose was, to say the least, eagerly awaited.
For years before the decision to produce one, Krug lovers around the world had been clamouring for Krug to create a rose in its own style. Initially, both Henri and Remi Krug were somewhat anti-rose, believing it to be a gimmick, but eventually - encouraged by the superb harvest of 1976 - they launched a secret experiment. Pinot noir grapes were briefly macerated on their skins, then blended with traditionally fermented Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Pinot meunier, as well as a proportion of reserve wines. Typically of Krug, the taste determined the style of production, and the beautiful pink-gold colour was a natural consequence. In 1983, a few bottles were brought up from the cellars, and Henri and Remi Krug served the first glass to their father, Paul Krug II, who had known nothing of the experiment. Just one sip swept away all their hesitations, for this was a champagne so thrillingly fresh, so seductively silky-smooth, spilling over with notes of wild berries, exotic spices and concentrated flowers, that it represented a complete break with convention. Krug at last had its Rose.