• Krug's Grande Cuvée champagne and its new ID code indicating disgorgement date

    When it comes to providing details of its multi-vintage cuvées, Krug is one of the most notoriously secretive houses in Champagne. The mantra at Krug has always been that the Grande Cuvée is constant—it is a wine designed to maintain a certain character and profile year in and year out, regardless of the conditions of the harvest. To achieve this, it is composed of a vast blend, including over 100 base wines from up to 12 different vintages, and the house's winemakers are obsessive and exacting in their standards: no one has mastered the art of blending to a more refined degree than Krug has.

    In the interests of preserving this image—that the Grande Cuvée is consistently the same from year to year
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