2003 was quite a difficult year, with an unheard of combination of a dry winter and spring, very premature blooming, and two serious frosts — all followed by a scorching summer. The extreme conditions and intense heat created a low yield, but unexpectedly delicious wine that is rife with “fruit, freshness, balance, expressiveness, vivacity and finesse,” notes Eric Lebel, Chef de Caves at the House of Krug. Hence the name Vivacious Radiance.
“Krug 2003 only exists thanks to our uniquely detailed approach to creating Champagnes,” Lebel says. “Personally, I am delighted with the varied blend of Krug 2003 because it tells our story; it reflects the challenges we faced.”
As with all of Krug’s noble wines, by using the Krug ID (a six-digit number found on the back label of every bottle) one can discover the story behind its creation. So, go grab a bottle and check out it out!