KRUG CLOS D'AMBONNAY 2000
KRUG CLOS D'AMBONNAY 2000
KRUG CLOS D´AMBONNAY 2000 EXALTS THE CRISP PURITY OF A SINGLE WALLED PLOT OF VINES (CLOS IN FRENCH): KRUG’S CLOS D’AMBONNAY FROM THE VILLAGE OF AMBONNAY, AND OF A SINGLE GRAPE VARIETY: PINOT NOIR, ALL FROM A SINGLE YEAR: 2000.
The House of Krug chose to reveal Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2000 because, from the very first tastings, the Pinot Noir grapes harvested glowed with a rare generosity and beauty; they revealed a delightful, balanced character without any excess aromatic intensity. The year 2000 thus succeeded in expressing the full potential of this walled plot with true beauty and poise. It exalts the crisp purity of a single walled plot of vines (Clos in French): Krug’s Clos d’Ambonnay from the village of Ambonnay, and of a single grape variety: Pinot Noir, all from a single year: 2000. It reveals a precise signature and a striking grace, developed while resting in Krug’s cellars for over ten years.
A particularly luminous straw-gold colour which shimmers with brightness. Aromas of brioche, caramel and spices.
In the mouth, a very fresh taste with rich flavours of tarte tatin, caramel and pastry cream, with a long and slightly lemony finish.
Krug Clos d´Ambonnay Is Unique:
Krug Clos d´Ambonnay 2000 is the expression of a unique walled plot of Pinot Noir harvested in 2000. This year the grapes were very concentrated and generous, making the harvest a supremely qualitative one.
The single walled vineyard of Krug’s Clos d’Ambonnay lies in the heart of the village of Ambonnay, renowned for having some of the best Pinot Noir grapes in the Champagne region and the main source of supply of grapes for Krug since the House’s early years.
This tiny vineyard of just 0.68 hectare makes Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2000 extremely rare. Like all Krug Champagnes, Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2000 ages beautifully.
5158 bottles (75cl), each individually numbered
The Year 2000 In Ambonnay:
2000 was once hot, rainy and stormy. The harvest at Krug’s Clos d’Ambonnay took place in one day on September 29th; it was superbly bountiful with astoundingly rich Pinot Noir grapes.
Food & Wine Pairing:
Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2000 may be enhanced by accompanying it with meat such as a spiced lamb tajines. It can also be enjoyed with a sweet and sour association: a sweet potato mash with a dash of grated nutmeg, or any creative combination with candied citrus fruits.
When Johann-Joseph Krug founded the Krug champagne house in 1843, his dream was to give his name to nothing less than an exceptional champagne- a champagne with a taste all its own. To achieve this, he set himself a few rules, among which, first and foremost: never compromise on quality.
Six generations later, he would approve of his descendents' consistent commitment to excellence. Krug is one of very few champagnes houses that produce only premium blends. This commitment to only the best quality and Krug's unique expertise in champagne-making explain its worldwide reputation.
The wines are made from carefully selected Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier grapes. Krug is a guardian of Champagne tradition in still fermenting its wines in small oak barrels, which gives them an exceptional finesse.
Another signature of the Krug style, they are made to mature for at least 6 to 8 years, the reward of which is a distinctive complexity and the ability to age gracefully. Each year, the members of the Krug family blend the different wines that 6 or 8 years later will maintain the high quality and style of their predecessors. Truly exceptional years are consecrated vintage blends.
With methods that guarantee the production and blending of only exceptional champagne, its own 19-hectares vineyard, the quality of the 56 hectare vineyards the house buys its precious grapes from and its stock worth 7 years of production, no wonder Krug is the reference for premium champagnes.
Krug is an encounter, an experience, a revelation – and a collection of six extraordinary champagnes: Krug Grande Cuvee, Krug Rose, Krug Vintage, Krug Collection, Krug Clos du Mesnil and Krug Clos d'Ambonnay.
Following the release of Krug Clos du Mesnil—the only exception to Krug's blending rules, since it was made from a single grape variety, a single year and a single legendary vineyard—Henri and Rémi Krug set out on a quest for a second treasure, a vineyard with the potential to one day express the quintessential personality of another terroir cherished by Krug.
They finally found their jewel in the village of Ambonnay, whose elegant and refined Pinot Noir grapes have helped fashion the Krug style for generations.
Situated at the edge of the village on the southeast slope of the Montagne de Reims, Clos d'Ambonnay is a tiny 11.5-acre (0.6850 hectares) wall-enclosed parcel, barely a third the size of Clos du Mesnil.