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Krug Clos d'Ambonnay 2000

The intensity of a single plot of Pinot Noir in 2000
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The House of Krug invites you to discover the intensity, individuality and purity of Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2000: from a single plot, a single grape variety – Pinot Noir – and the harvest of the year 2000.

Clos d’Ambonnay is a tiny walled plot of 0.68 hectares located in the heart of Ambonnay, one of the most distinguished villages for Pinot Noir grapes in Champagne and the main source of Pinot Noir for the House since its earliest years.

Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2000 is the fourth Champagne from this unique plot of Pinot Noir. The first was created with the harvest of 1995.

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A talk with Julie Cavil

Krug Cellar Master

2000 was hot, rainy and stormy with the harvest at Krug’s Clos d’Ambonnay taking place on a single day, September 29. It was a bountiful year with astoundingly intense Pinot Noir grapes.
The House of Krug chose to reveal Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2000 because, from the very first tastings, the Pinot Noir grapes from this enclosed plot glowed with a rare generosity and beauty, revealing delightful balance and character without excess.
The year 2000 thus succeeded in expressing the full potential of this walled plot with true beauty and poise

Tasting notes

A particularly luminous straw-gold colour which shimmers with brightness.
On the nose, aromas of brioche, caramel and spices.
On the palate, a very fresh taste with intesne flavours of tarte tatin, caramel and pastry cream, with a long and slightly lemony finish.

Tasting notes

A particularly luminous straw-gold colour which shimmers with brightness.
On the nose, aromas of brioche, caramel and spices.
On the palate, a very fresh taste with intesne flavours of tarte tatin, caramel and pastry cream, with a long and slightly lemony finish.

KRUG X MUSIC

The House of Krug has long sensed that a link existed between sound and taste perception. Many appreciators of fine wine and Music, or anyone who has used the Krug App, understands the joy of savouring this extraordinary Champagne while listening to a piece of Music and how such an experience allows one to travel down direct pathways to the sensations.

The House collaborates with renowned artists, as well as with rising newcomers who compose original tracks following their tastings with the Cellar Master. Their Music Pairings or “Krug Echoes” are accessible to anyone on Krug.com or via the Krug app, making it possible to share their unforgettable experience with Krug Champagne at home.

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Ozark Henry

Artist & Composer

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I still remember my first glass of Krug, being overwhelmed by a complexity I did not expect from a Champagne. It was one big crescendo, a feast of highlights, the big finale of a huge fireworks display.

I still remember my first glass of Krug, being overwhelmed by a complexity I did not expect from a Champagne. It was one big crescendo, a feast of highlights, the big finale of a huge fireworks display.

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Krug grande cuvée

Krug grande cuvée

Composed by Grand soleil
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    Krug Grande Cuvée — Grand Soleil
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More music pairings

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Liebestraum - Notturno No. 3, S 541/3
Composed by Khatia Buniatishvili
Selected by Cecilia Chailly
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3. Beim Schlafengehn
Composed by Renne Fleming
Selected by Jean Philippe Collard
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Rigoletto Paraphrase S434
Composed by Orazio Sciortino
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No. 1 Prelude in A Minor (After BWV 543)
Composed by Khatia Buniatishvili

KRUG PODCASTS

Discover the House of Krug from the inside. Relive stories from Krug’s heritage, told by members of the House. Join Krug’s winemakers as they reveal tasting room insights. Listen to Krug Lovers talking about their unforgettable experiences with Krug Champagnes.

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The Most Generous Expression of Champagne

Olivier Krug
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How to enjoy Champagne

Maggie Henriquez
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Welcome to the Krug Family House

Mylène Soulas
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The story of Krug 2006

Text by Olivier Krug and Music pairing by Kris Bowers
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Sharing inspiration from Krug x Pepper

Juan Amador - 3* Krug Ambassade Chef - Austria
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Food Pairing

Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2000 created a beautiful food marriage with meat such as spiced lamb tajine and can also be enjoyed with recipes associating sweet and sour: a sweet potato mash with a dash of grated nutmeg, or any creative combination with candied citrus fruits.

Food Pairing

Krug Clos d’Ambonnay 2000 created a beautiful food marriage with meat such as spiced lamb tajine and can also be enjoyed with recipes associating sweet and sour: a sweet potato mash with a dash of grated nutmeg, or any creative combination with candied citrus fruits.

STORING AND SERVING

The Right Temperature

The House of Krug recommends that its Champagnes be served between 9°C and 12°C, as colder temperatures limit the expression of their flavours and aromas.

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The Right Glass

In 2011 the House of Krug partnered with renowned crystal maker, Riedel, to design a glass that would most generously reveal the fullness of flavours and aromas of Krug Grande Cuvée.

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The Influence of Time

Krug offers only prestige Champagnes, the most important characteristic of which is that they will gain beautifully with the passage of time.

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