Unusually among Champagne houses, Krug regard their non-vintage Grand Cuvée as their top wine, incorporating the best wines available to maintain the unique house style. Fermented in old Argonne oak barriques (unusually for Champagne) and aged for longer than many houses' vintage wines, the style is rich, with noticeable autolytic, yeast aromas, nuts, dried fruits and toast, yet with great finesse and complexity. Almost certainly the finest non-vintage sparkling wine in the world.
The little-known Raboso grape is essentially the sister grape of the white Prosecco, and is here used to make a similarly delicate sparkling wine. Grapes have been picked from the vineyard areas around the towns of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. An elegant and intense bouquet, dry and soft and with fresh peach and red berry flavours on the palate and a round and full-bodied structure. Great served on a warm summer's day as an apéritif prior to a barbecue.