Based in Reims and a member of the Grandes Marques Champagne syndicate, Krug was founded in 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug, a German immigrant who, upon coming to France, worked alongside the team at Champagne Jacquesson for several years before starting his own Champagne house. Although the House has been a part of the LVMH Group since 1999, the Krug family remains involved with its mission, vision and production processes. Krug’s focus is producing Krug Grande Cuvée; however, the House also features a non-vintage rosé, a vintage blanc, a vintage Blanc de Noirs from the Clos dud’Ambonnay, and its most esteemed wine, its vintage Blanc de Blancs from the Grand Cru Clos du Mesnil. The wines have common traits of nut and smoke aromas which have driven their popularity as perfect companions to meals. But in tandem with these characteristics, they are also fresh, fruity, and pleasantly dry. Aging its wine in wooden casks from five to seven or more years (its Collection series often ages for up to two decades), Krug uses all three Champagne varietals – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier – although their two single vineyard vintages, Clos du Mesnil and Clos d’Ambonnay, use only Chardonnay and Pinor Noir respectively. For those seeking a Champagne with a duality of vibrancy and versatility, look no further than Krug.