Krug Collection 1989 Champagne

Krug Collection 1989 is a 2013 rerelease of Krug's 1989 vintage brut champagne. This highly rated prestige cuvee is difficult to obtain so you will probably have to order it on-line or place a special order with a specialty wine shop.

Krug Collection 1989
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: Yes
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 na na   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast na na   (750 ml bottle) $500
Wine Spectator 96 11/30/13    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: na
Aroma/bouquet: na
Palate: na
Additional comments: Champagne 411 has not reviewed this vintage prestige cuvee.
When to drink: na

Collection 1989 Details
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Label: Krug Collection 1989
Champagne Krug
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: na
Prestige cuvée: Yes
Vineyards: NA
Grapes: Champagne Blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier. Percentages not available.
Alcohol: na

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Krug Collection 1989

Krug uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. Collection 1989 is composed of a blend of the 3 primary champagne grapes, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. Exact percentages are not available, but red grapes are predominant. Krug Vintage Champagne is made to be different and reveal the true expression of the harvest year. A small portion of the 1989 vintage was kept for a second release to display the very best the House has to offer. Krug Collection 1989 spent over 22 years in the ideal conditions of Krug's cellars before the second release.

Krug is unique in many of its viticulture and winemaking practices. Grapes from the best plots throughout the area are vinified separately during the primary fermentation in 205 liter old oak barrels. After fermentation and a few short weeks in the barrel, wine is transferred to reserve tanks. The composition for the blend for final bottle fermentation is determined only by taste. Although many of their grapes come from grand cru vineyards, decisions as to what will be used in a blend are made by a tasting panel over a period of months from the fall to the spring with no concern as to whether it is a grand cru or even a premier cru.


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