CHAMPAGNE FOREST-MARIÉ - BRUT TRADITION NV
A soft, spicy example of grower Champagne. Real authenticity and integrity. Acidity is soft and supple. A gentle cuvée to drink youthful.
ORIGIN Champagne, France
MAKER Champagne Forest-Marié
GRAPES Third each Chardonnay, Meunier, Pinot Noir
PAIRING Hard cheese, prosciutto, pâte en croûte
Spanning nine generations since 1746, Champagne Forest-Marié owns 86 plots in their home of Trigny in the Massif de Saint-Thierry and the premier crus of Ecueil, Sacy and Villedommange in the Petite Montagne de Reims. The family, Thierry from Trigny and Gracianne from Écueil, work with their children, Louis and Marthe. The vines average 40 years of age (and as old as 1930) and natural mulching has been practiced for 35 years. Fermentation is in vats and barrels, with a total capacity of 12,500L. Aged on lees in bottle for at least three years and usually five.