The Champagne wine region is an historic province in the northeast of France. The area is best known for the production of the sparkling wine that bears the region's name. EU law and the laws of most countries reserve the term "Champagne" exclusively for wines that come from this region located about 100 miles (160 km) east of Paris. The viticultural boundaries of Champagne are legally defined and split into five wine producing districts within the administrative province: Aube, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Montagne de Reims, and Vallée de la Marne.
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.
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Michel Forget is the 6th generation of the Forget family to carry on his family's wine growing tradition. His ancestor, Louis, created the vineyards at the beginning of the 19th Century, and Eugène continued by establishing the brand in 1920. At that time, approximately 100 bottles a year were produced.
Michel Forget launched Champagne Forget-Brimont in 1978. Champagne Forget-Brimont is located in Ludes, a classified Premier Cru village in the Montagne de Reims. It includes 18 hectares of Grand Cru classified vineyards (Mailly Champagne, Verzenay) as well as Premier Cru vineyards (Chigny-les-Roses, Ludes, Montbré, Sermiers, Villers-Allerand), all cultivated with utmost respect for the environment.
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