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THE GRAPE SHOWMAN

14 May 2018 By David Fuhrmann-Lim

The Krug Grande Cuveé 166éme Édition Is Music To Our Ears.

Here’s what you can always trust: Bob Dylan’s back catalog to still confound you; Umberto Eco’s books to be dense and delightful; children’s laughter at beaches; and the continued full expression and excellence of the Krug Grande Cuveé, now in its 166éme Edition.

As you may know, the House’s Grande Cuveé is produced every year regardless of climate and grape. This year’s expression (there’s no vintage) is a blend of 140 wines from 13 different years, the youngest of which dates back to 2010 and the oldest to 1998. Its final composition is 45% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay and 16% Meunier.

[ For More About Krug’s History, Read Our Previous Post ]

Krug Grande Cuvée 166ème Edition

What is less known is Krug’s association with music. While most wines and champagne houses focus on pairings with food, cheeses, desserts, the brand has aligned itself with musicians and songs. Krug’s list of musical collaborators include Keziah Jones, Lianne La Havas, The Dø, Jacky Terrasson and many others. (More here).

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During out tasting session at Jaan, Olivier Krug (above, 6th generation scion of the family) acted as DJ and demonstrated the way different songs affect one’s appreciation of the champagne. The effable showman and raconteur gave us his classical, dance and pop tunes. And if you close your eyes and give in to the notes, you’ll experience a different kind of harmony.

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Olivier Krug created #NoFlutes, he advocates for different glasses to allow the bubbles to breathe.

As a tribute to the golden notes, fruity aromas and dense flavours of nougat and almonds in 166éme Edition (as well as the launch of its new Rosé), we’ve curated our own playlist that brings full expression to one of our favourite champagnes.

Our list includes the aforementioned The Dø, as well as Johann Johannsson, Julie Holter, White Dove, The xx, Tuck & Patti, Anna Ternheim, Rhye and plenty others. Salut!

Discover more about your bottle of Krug with the Krug iD on the Krug app, Twitter or Google, http://app.krug.com

 

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