Krug Clos Du Mesnil Blanc de Blancs
Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004 exalts the crisp purity of Chardonnay from one of the finest terroirs in the region – a single walled plot of vines, Clos du Mesnil – from a single year, 2004.
The legendary vineyard has been protected by stone walls since 1698 and is hidden within the heart of one of the most celebrated villages for Chardonnay in the Champagne region, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger. Its privileged location and small size of 1.84 hectares (4.25 acres), make Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004 a rare gem.
THE YEAR 2004
After a chilly start to the growing season, the beautiful weather from mid- September ensured that 2004 was a generous year following the challenging extremes and small yields of 2003.
▪ The harvest of the Clos du Mesnil took place between 24 and 26 September 2004 and afforded exceptionally characterful yet mature grapes in very good condition.
At first sight, a vibrant luminosity and intense golden colour redolent of ripe wheat.
On the nose, expressive aromas of toffee apple, caramel, ripe citrus fruits and lightly toasted nuts.
On the palate, it opens with astonishing generosity and breadth. Initial hints of brown sugar, candied ginger and pecan give way to notes of citrus fruits as it bursts into an explosion of freshness enhanced by a very long and elegant finish.
FOOD PAIRING INSPIRATION
Krug Clos du Mesnil 2004 pairs beautifully with fish or shellfish dishes such as fillet of flounder in a saffron sauce, zander with beurre blanc, seared scallops or tuna carpaccio. It may also be enjoyed with delicately flavoured meat dishes such as blanquette de veau.