The House of Krug was founded in November 1843, after the harvest of that year. One can therefore assume that the first Krug harvest took place in 1844, around when Joseph Krug composed the first realisation of his dream. Krug Grande Cuvée was born.
The first re-creation of Krug Grande Cuvée – the first Édition – was therefore composed around the harvest of 1845. Every year only once a year a new creation, a sole blend, a unique bottling – thus a new Édition of Krug Grande Cuvée – is created. The Édition number is the number of times this act of creation has happened, which also corresponds to the number of years in the House of Krug the founder’s dream has been re-created.
Once crafted, the bottle enters Krug’s cellars to rest for around seven years.
Joseph Krug did not believe in hierarchies between his Champagnes, clearly written in his personal notebook in 1848. Today the House offers seven Champagnes, all of the same undisputed quality, each illustrating a different expression of Nature. The only factor deciding pricing would be rarity. And so it is today.