Maison Forget-Brimont’s vineyards cover 18 hectares that are for the most part located on the terroirs of the communes of the Montagne de Reims: Mailly-Champagne and Verzenay for the Grand Crus and Chigny les Roses, Coulommes la Montagne, Ludes, Montbré, Sermiers, Taissy and Villers-Allerand for the Premier Crus. This 6th generation estate started by Louis Forget, planted their first vineyards in the beginning of the 19th Century while the brand was established in 1920. It then became known as Forget-Brimont in 1978. Pinot Noir reigns supreme in this area. This wine is made from primarily Estate fruit from those Premier Cru vineyards but they also purchase some fruit from other Premier Cru growers and Grand Cru growers in order to make small quantities of Grand Cru Champagne. A true artisanal grower/producer with enough vineyards to supply year round continuity of Brut NV Premier Cru.
The Brut is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 20% Chardonnay, with between 20% and 40% of reserve wines to ensure consistency. A pale golden color. It has a delicate nose, very fresh, with lovely complexity. Fresh and supple on the palate, the first impression is of fresh green apples with a hint of white flowers and hazelnuts. The complexity is driven by the use of multiple vintages, multiple varietals, and extended aging of reserve wine components.
The Rosé Premier Cru is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Pinot Meunier, and 20% Chardonnay, where like the Brut NV, between 20% and 40% of reserve wines are used to ensure consistency. An elegant salmon color. It has a very fresh nose and fine, persistent bubbles. Lovely intense aromas give it a positive first impression in the mouth with flavors of mulberry, raspberry, and red currant.
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Both wines were awarded 91 points by the Wine Spectator, and are in good supply.