Champagne Forget- Brimont Brut Premier Cru NV made from 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier and 20% Chardonnay. Between 20% and 40%of reserve wines are used to ensure consistency. The vineyards cover 18 hectares and are located for the most part in Montagne de Reims, Mailly-Champagne and Verzenay for the Grand Cru and Chigny les Roses, Coulommes la Montagne, Ludes, Montbrè, Sermiers, Taissy and Villers- Allerand for the Premier Crus.
This is a true artisanal grower/producer with enough vineyards to supply year round continuity of Brut NV Premier Cru. Pinot Noir reigns supreme in this area.
Because it is made from mostly red grapes it is Champagne that goes very well with food.
The grapes are harvested by hand and pressed in whole bunches. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at 17 degrees C and malolatic fermentation is done in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is then horizontally aged in traditional chalk cellars for at least 24 months on the cork. The wine is left to rest an additional two months after dosage before release. The dosage is 10 grams per liter.
It is elegant complex Champagne with hints of green apple, hazelnuts, ginger and spice. At around $40 a bottle it is a very good buy.