Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 2002
The House of Krug’s unique craftsmanship has revealed a rare Champagne from a remarkable terroir, the Clos d’Ambonnay. This tiny walled plot of 0.68 hectares (1.68 acres) is located in the heart of Ambonnay, one of the most distinguished villages for Pinot Noir in Champagne and the main source of grapes for the House since its very earliest years.
THE YEAR 2002
The climate of the year 2002 was generous, consistently mild and relatively dry. The high point of this exceptionally clement year was its long summer of warm days and cool nights that offered the ideal conditions for grape maturation. The harvest of the Clos d’Ambonnay took place on 21 September 2002 and afforded grapes in excellent condition and fine health.
At first sight, a bright and luminous golden colour redolent of ripe wheat.
On the nose, aromas of gingerbread, candied orange peel and hints of hazelnut.
On the palate, the elegant structure reveals a tremendous fullness and intensity enhanced by a very long finish with a final hint of citrus fruits.
FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION
Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2002 may be enjoyed with flavoursome meat dishes such as a spiced lamb tajine, roasted duck breast or rib of beef. It can also pair wonderfully with the smoky flavours of char-grilled vegetables or chestnuts roasted over an open fire.