Maison Krug recently gave the press an exclusive preview of Krug Clos du Mesnil 2006 and two other champagnes that showcase the 2006 harvest – Krug 2006 and Krug Grande Cuvée 162ème Édition – during a unique tasting experience: “From Soloist to Orchestra in 2006”.
The 2006 vintage of Krug Clos du Mesnil was presented to the press during a tasting experience enhanced by music, an art form that has been associated with the Maison for many years. The Krug family was one of the first to organize private musical gatherings at their home in Reims in the early 1900s. Many years on, music remains a core component of the Krug identity, which the Maison has been illustrating through music pairings since 2013.
Krug uses music as a metaphor to share its expertise with a wider audience. Cellar Master Julie Cavil plays the role of orchestra conductor. Every year, she auditions more than 400 wines, or “musicians” as she prefers to call them, approaching the composition of each cuvée as though it were a musical masterpiece.
For Krug, music is also a highly-intuitive, universal language that elicits a myriad of sensations and assists in the formation of lasting memories. The Maison firmly believes that music can be appreciated by everyone, as can champagne. The key is to forget about the technical aspects and focus on the sensations they inspire. This is precisely what Krug hopes to achieve through music pairing – a tasting experience where music magnifies the pleasures of each Krug cuvée.
Krug Clos du Mesnil 2006 was recently unveiled, alongside Krug 2006 and Krug Grande Cuvée 162ème Édition, during a music pairing experience entitled “From Soloist to Orchestra in 2006”. This exclusive event paid tribute to a remarkable year and to the exceptional vision of founder Joseph Krug.
In musical terms, Krug Clos du Mesnil 2006 is a virtuoso soloist, Krug 2006 an ensemble playing the year’s best music, and Krug Grande Cuvée 162ème Édition – composed around the 2006 harvest with wines from 11 different years – an entire symphony orchestra.
Krug is celebrating this remarkable year, and the Maison’s unique savoir-faire with a limited-edition three-bottle case.