|Oak Treatment||French Oak|
|Aging||more than 20 months|
|Total Varietal Composition %||57% Pinot Noir, 23% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier|
The NV Rosé 27ème Edition, much like the Grande Cuvée 171ème Edition, was created based on the 2015 vintage and is complemented with 38 reserve wines sourced from nine different years (which makes up 55% of the blend). The youngest reserve wine dates back to 2015, while the oldest goes all the way back to 2005. Additionally, the blend includes 10% Pinot Noir, sourced from Aÿ and Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. This delightful rosé boasts a stunning, fresh bouquet of peony, blueberry, grapefruit, blood orange, warm biscuits and spring flowers. It has a medium to full-bodied texture and is both tense and crystalline, with a delicate yet concentrated structure and a salty, lingering and mouthwatering finish. I find the mid-palate particularly fascinating, as it is both fleshy and delicate. This lively and pure Champagne rosé from Krug is made up of 57% Pinot Noir, 23% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier.
Joseph Krug came to a realization in the mid-19th century as he was establishing his house in Champagne. It was that every bottling of wine should have the same attention to detail and approach to quality no matter the weather fluctuations, something very real and present in the region. The dedication to quality in each of their wines is apparent in this outstanding rosé. The nose is shy at first but tart berry notes emerge with some unique notes of cranberry and the most artisanal sea salt you can find. The palate has a comfortable depth with an almost umami vibe that really sinks into your senses. The classic hint of brioche is there but as a supporting player. It’s as if the wine is a jazz trio where everyone gets a solo. Impeccably balanced.