This wine is from France, Champagne region. Krug Rose is a champagne of great balance, endowed with character and mellowness. Probably the most lyrical, Krug Rose has been described as the opera of the family.. Krug Rose has come a long way since Henri and Remi rather bashfully introduced it to their father Paul in 1983. Now in its 22nd manifestation - a base of 2010 with reserve wines stretching back to 2005 - the philosophy remains unchanged: the addition of up to 12% red wine from two plots in Ay is key to ensuring power and breadth. Its modest colour flatters to deceive, yet its power is built on restraint and length above all. A wonderful enigma, red currants, patisserie and a steely grip all defer to gastronomic potential. Olivier feels that this would work well with game dishes such as grouse or even venison.
Krug Rose includes ten percent pinot noir as red wine, taking the color to an elegant copper-pink and the flavor to a vinous range of fresh raspberry, juicy strawberry and floral sour cherries. It's held in an oak structure, a supple, rich pinot noir with pretty, youthful freshness. Pour it as you would a silky Cote de Nuits; it has nothing of the weight of Vosne or Chambolle, carried instead by its flavor depth.
Krug's releases have always shown a wonderful balance between fruit and maturity. This rose, the 23rd blending, is no exception. The nutty character of a mature Champagne is there along with red fruits, intense acidity from Pinot Noir and impeccable balance at the end. The wine is ready to drink.
The NV Rose 23eme Edition is wonderfully nuanced and layered, with lovely richness to play off a core of bright red berry fruit. Although not especially complex in this release, the Rose offers lovely immediacy and tons of pure pleasure. Crushed berries, chalk, mint and white flowers are nicely softened in this super-expressive, beautifully persistent Rose. A few more years in bottle will only help. The 23eme is a Champagne of pure and total pleasure. This release is based on 2011, with reserve wines back to 2000.. Krug Rose is sensual and daring, blended from a rich palette of wines from several vintages, aged 5 years in the cellars to develop subtle bubbles and long-lasting elegance. Unexpected subtleness of its pale pink colour, promise of elegance and refinement.Aromas of rose hips, cured ham, mulberries, redcurrant, peony, pepper & pink grapefruit.Delicate flavours of honey, citrus & dried fruit with long ending, enhanced by its subtle bubbles. Sparkling CHAMPAGNE BLEND Wine