Topic of the Week 12/26/2018 - Master

Benefits of the Beneficio system of the Douro last week touched on by , , and . Obrigado!

This week: Clos du Mesnil

Tell us its history. Where is it located? What are the soils like? Who makes it? What is the current release? What was the first vintage? What grapes is it composed of? Should I ask another question?

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  • Another interesting point--the Clos du Mesnil cuvee came to be due to Krug's practice of aging the wines from each parcel that they contract separately.  Year after year, they found that the wine from the Clos du Mesnil to be of exceptional quality that stood apart from the rest of the parcels, leading to their first foray into monoparcel Champagne.  

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