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Krug Clos d'Ambonnay, Champagne, France

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Average Price $2,547 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Search Rank 1031 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 1031st most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 1559th

Price History for Krug Clos d'Ambonnay, Champagne, France
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Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and feverishly studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety's elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards, from western Germany and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand. It is the patriarch of the ‘Pinot’ family of grape varieties – so called because their bunches are similar in shape to a pine cone (pinot in French). Other members of this family include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Aligote and Pinot Noir's white-wine counterpart, ... more

Region Hierarchy
  • Champagne Blanc de Noirs wine region

    Blanc de Noirs Champagne is white Champagne made exclusively from black-skinned Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes.

    The term Blanc de Noirs means literally 'white of blacks' and denotes white wine made exclusively from black-skinned grapes. This is not unusual here in Champagne - black-skinned varieties (namely Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) are blended with Chardonnay in almost all Champagnes (with the exception of Blanc de Blancs). By pressing the grapes very lightly, the free-run juice remains clear and almost entirely untainted by the pigments in the grape skins. This gentle pre ... more

  • Champagne wine region

    Champagne is the name of the world’s most famous sparkling wine, the appellation under which it is sold, and the French wine region from which it comes. While it has been used to refer to sparkling wines from all over the world – a point of much controversy and legal wrangling in recent decades – Champagne is a legally controlled and restricted na ... more

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