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The ultimate gift for a champagne lover, Krug's Flânerie is a chic champagne cooler with the look of a designer handbag paired with a bottle of the 95-point Krug Grande Cuvée. Crafted of luxurious cream cowhide with a deep red interior, the Flânerie (French for "stroll" or "saunter") is an elegant caryall for this season's holiday parties.
Why to buy: The methodology Krug has developed and implements each year to craft their Grande Cuvée is nothing shy of extraordinary and inspiring. A blend of more than 120 wines from ten or more different vintages, a Grande Cuvée is born after rigorous rounds of tasting and one magical moment when, after weeks of reviewing notes and scores, hundreds of beautiful wines are harmonized into a single spectacular symphony.
Nose, palate and pairing: Aromas of blooming flowers, dried fruit, marzipan and gingerbread. Flavors of hazelnut, nougat, almonds, brioche and honey on the palate. This champagne compliments a fantastic range of flavors from savory winter stews, to truffled pasta to a board of aged cheese and charcuterie.
In this collection:
One 750ml bottle of Grande Cuvée
One signature leather wine satchel, made of luxury cream cowhide with a deep red interior
The backstory: Established in 1843 by Joseph Krug, this house produces what are arguably the most prestigious champagnes in the world. With grapes selected and tasted from hundreds of individual plots, Krug seeks to weave the unique nuances from meticulously tended vineyards into pleasurable champagnes with beautiful character and unmatched aging potential.