The house of Krug, has recently released its rarest vintage to date.
The Clos D’Ambonnay 2000 is harvested from a tiny walled plot of Pinot Noir grapes, measuring only .68 hectares from the edge of the village Ambonnay.
The 2000 vintage is the fourth champagne from this terroir, with previous releases being 1998, 1996 and 1995.
According to Krug, the tasting notes of this latest vintage suggest “tart tatin and crème pâtissière flavours with touches of caramel that evolve to a rounded fullness, followed by a slight lemony finish”. The house advises pairing the champagne with meat, such as spiced lamb tagine or dishes with sweet and sour flavours combinations.
There is a limited run of 5,158 bottles, and each bottle will be numbered with a six-digit ID that when entered into the Krug App, provieds information on the champagne’s provenance and bottling process.
The cost per bottle is £1,590 (about $2,500) and there is also a three-bottle collection case Clos d’Ambonnay Trilogie containing the 1996, 1998, and 2000 vintages priced at £5,270.