Champagne Forget Brimont
is a small producer of Champagne located in Craon de Ludes. 6th Generation Champenoise Michel Forget is the current owner and winemaker and the estate can trace it roots back to the early nineteenth century when his ancestor, Louis, first created vineyards in the area. The Champagne Forget Brimont brand was established in 1920 by another relative, Eugène. The company owns 15 hectares of vineyards in the Montage de Reims with Grand Cru vineyards at Mailly Champagne and Verzenay, and Premier Cru vineyards at Chigny-Les-Roses, Ludes and Villers-Allerand. Pinot Noir is the most predominantly planted grape variety. Approximately 280,000 bottles of Champagne are produced in a normal vintage and around 55% is destined for export markets. Forget Brimont’s Cellars are dug out of the chalky soils (that Champagne is famous for) to a depth of 15 metres. This means that the cellars are at a constant temperature of 10.5 degrees centigrade in both summer and winter – the optimum ageing conditions for Champagne. The non-vintage Champagnes are a blend of three different vintages of wine (allowing them to maintain a house style) and are aged a minimum of two years prior to release. Brimont’s Vintage Champagnes are aged between three and ten years prior to release, this ensures that the Champagnes arrive at perfect maturity for immediate drinking, although they can be cellared for longer if required. Although Champagne
Forget Brimont own their own vineyards, they also buy grapes in to make wine so they are classed a NM (Négociant Manipulant) producer of Champagne. This rosé Champagne is made by adding smalle ammounts of red Champagne wine to the reserve cuvée and is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay.
Champagne Forget-Brimont 1er Cru Rosé is a delicate cuvée and is harmonious and well balanced with exotic fruits, raspberries, almonds. Finish dominated by the flavour of apples.
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This Champagne is a wonderful accompaniment for red meats and fruit-based desserts.
"This is deep and sappy, showing more dried fruit than fresh. Cherry, strawberry, orange and almond combined with the creamy texture and fine mousse for an harmonious impression. Excellent length." 91 Points, Wine Spectator