Krug Brut 2000 Champagne

Krug Brut 2000 is a vintage prestige cuvee champagne. It is fresh with great acidity and has a long finely textured finish. It is one of the most obtainable of Krug's vintage prestige cuvees. Krug Brut 2000 ratings and details are presented.

Krug Brut 2000
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: Yes
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 95 Dec. 2013   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast na na   (750 ml bottle) $250
Wine Spectator 95 11/30/13    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Light gold with very fine bead.
Aroma/bouquet: Cherry, rose petal, ginger, toffee, vanilla, hazelnut.
Palate: Lemon, apple, almond, saline minerality with biscuit notes.
Additional comments: Fresh, great acidity. Long finely textured finish.
When to drink: Krug Brut 2000 Champagne is ready to drink now through 2030.

Brut 2000 Details
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Label: Krug Brut 2000
Champagne Krug
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: na
Prestige cuvée: Yes
Vineyards: NA
Grapes: 43% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol: 12%

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Krug Brut 2000

Krug uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. The Brut 2000 is composed of 43% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir and 15% Pinot Meunier. Krug Brut 2000 spent a minimum of 10 years in the cellars before release. Each Krug Vintage Champagne is made to be a true expression of the harvest year.

Krug is unique in many of its winemaking techniques, always searching for perfection. Grapes from the best plots throughout the area are vinified separately in 205 liter old oak barrels during base the wine fermentation. The wine stays in the barrel a few weeks after fermentation. It is then transferred to reserve tanks. The blend for final bottle fermentation is determined exclusively by taste. A panel tastes each wine blind over a period of months from fall to spring. It does not matter whether it comes from a grand cru or even a premier cru. Taste is what drives all decisions regarding the make up of the blend.

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