HISTORY AND COMPANY
Krug is one of the largest champagne companies in the world based in Reims, in the Champagne-Ardenne region. Founded in 1843 by Johann-Joseph Krug, a German from Mainz who moved to Champagne, it is now run by the fifth generation of the Krug family despite being owned by the large Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy S.A. (LVMH). Krug uses all three varieties of grapes allowed for champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, although Chardonnay is widely prevalent for La Grande Cuvée. The Krug Clos du Mesnil is made exclusively with Chardonnay, while the Krug Clos d'Ambonnay exclusively with Pinot Noir ("white from black"), both coming from a single vineyard.