Step into a World of Bubbly

THE MEN AND WOMEN OF CHAMPAGNE FORGET-CHEMIN

THIERRY FORGET, WINEMAKER

For over 4 generations, the family has grown and produced a full range of champagnes. Following in the footsteps of Eugène, Paul, and Edmond, Thierry Forget is currently the Head of the Champagne house. He is a certified Oenologue, having graduated in 1988 from the Faculté of Oenology at Reims University.  

only grapes grown and picked on the family estate are used to make our champagnes

As a ‘récoltant manipulant’ (grower producer) i attach particular importance to the fact that only grapes grown and picked on the family estate are used to make champagnes which are much in demand.

une qualité constante

From the harvest right through to the moment of bottling, each step of the wine-making is carried out entirely in-house to guarantee constant quality for each and every one of our champagnes which i am please to sell.

CLUB TRESORS DE CHAMPAGNE

As a member of the CLUB TRESORS DE CHAMPAGNE since 1973 and of the Confederation of Independent Wine Makers since 2001 we are committed to ensuring that the champagnes that bear our name are of the highest quality and authenticity.

THE VINES

certifié H.V.E

Since July 22nd 2014, the house FORGET-CHEMIN has been certified Level 3 HVE: Haute Valeur Environnementale (High Environmental Value). Level 3 is the highest level of certification possible for this award in sustainable viticulture.

un mode de viticulture raisonnée

We own 13 hectares (32 acres) of vines spread across 11 different villages (Ludes-le-Coquet, Chigny-les-Roses, Mailly-Champagne, Verzenay, Faverolles et Coemy, Treslon, Taissy, Pévy, Verneuil, Vandières and Port à Binson).

un mode de viticulture raisonnée

The vineyards are made up of 60 separate plots all managed in accordance with the strict guidelines of sustainable viticulture set out by the CLUB TRESORS DE CHAMPAGNE.

MAGISTER network MEMBER

Champagne FORGET CHEMIN is also a member of the MAGISTER network (practitioners of sustainable and environmentally-friendly viticulture) and in March 2002 we signed a long-term contract for sustainable land husbandry with the government.

OUR WINES

Carte Blanche

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AWARDS

GENERAL AGRICULTURAL COMPETITION IN PARIS
• 2002 Gold medalist
• 2005 Silver medalist
• 2011 Gold medalist
• 2012 Gold medalist
• 2016 Silver medalist

HACHETTE WINE GUIDE
• Referenced from 2001-2011 by the Hachette Wine Guide
• 2001 Recipient of Recipient of Coup de Coeur Award Award

CHAMPAGNE COMPETITION IN EPERNAY
• 2007 Silver medalist  
• 2007 Gold medalist
• 2008 Silver medalist
• 2012 Silver medalist
• 2015 Gold medalist

INDEPENDENT WINEMAKERS COMPETITION
• 2005 Silver medalist
• 2009 Silver medalist
• 2015 Gold medalist

INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE IN LONDON
• 2015 Silver medalist

The house style is for celebrations and shared pleasures

This cuvée is aromatically complex: the dried and white fruits floating out of your glass blend together perfectly. The mouth feel is dense, fresh, and well balanced. All together this creates a wine that is large, rich, and invigorating. It is a champagne for every moment, though specifically ideal for the aperitif or happy/cocktail hour. It is the champagne of the party. Serve it around 9° C or 48° F, with either chicken or turkey in a white sauce, sautéed mushrooms, or with the popular champenois dish: bouchée à la reine, essentially a pastry filled with the ingredients listed above.  

CARTE BLANCHE DEMI-SEC

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AWARDS

GENERAL AGRICULTURAL COMPETITION IN PARIS
• 2002 Gold medalist
• 2005 Silver medalist
• 2011 Gold medalist
• 2012 Gold medalist

HACHETTE WINE GUIDE
• 2001 Recipient of Coup de Coeur Award

CHAMPAGNE COMPETITION IN EPERNAY
• 2007 Silver medalist  
• 2007 Gold medalist

The perfect companion for desserts and sweet dishes                

This cuvée is aromatically complex: the dried and white fruits floating out of your glass blend together perfectly. The mouth feel is robust, fresh, and honeyed. Together, this gives the wine a rich yet lively roundness. It is recommended to drink this wine out of a regular wine glass in order to fully experience the depth of the wine. Serve around 10° C or 50° F. The desserts to pair it with are: citrus-based fruit pies, stone fruits like apricots, pancakes or crepes, and of course a delicious crème brûlée. The Carte Blanche Demi-Sec (semi-sweet) also goes well with foie gras and slightly spicy/sweet asian cuisine.

Extra-Brut

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AWARDS

GENERAL AGRICULTURAL COMPETITION IN PARIS

• 2002 Gold medalist
• 2005 Silver medalist
• 2011 Gold medalist
• 2012 Gold medalist

HACHETTE WINE GUIDE

• 2001 Recipient of Coup de Coeur Award

                    CHAMPAGNE COMPETITION IN EPERNAY

• 2007 Silver medalist
• 2007 Gold medalist
• 2008 Silver medalist
• 2012 Silver medalist

INDEPENDENT WINEMAKERS COMPETITION

• 2005 Silver medalist
                   • 2009 Silver medalist

Refreshing and elegant.                                                                          

This cuvée is aromatically complex: the dried and white fruits floating out of your glass blend together perfectly. This is a subtle champagne that simultaneously touts a dense yet refreshing palate. It goes best with seafood, such as: a tuna tartare, raw oysters, crawfish, lobsters, and scallops, but it can also be paired with more finicky and harder-to-pin-down vegetables like asparagus.

Carte Rose Premier Cru

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AWARDS

GENERAL AGRICULTURAL COMPETITION IN PARIS

• 2002 Gold medalist
• 2005 Silver medalist
• 2011 Gold medalist
• 2012 Gold medalist

HACHETTE WINE GUIDE

• 2001 Recipient of Coup de Coeur Award

CHAMPAGNE COMPETITION IN EPERNAY

• 2007 Silver medalist

INDEPENDENT WINEMAKERS COMPETITION

• 2005 Silver medalist
• 2009 Silver medalist
• 2012 Bronze medalist

This cuvée exhibits a fetchingly rosy complexion that is illuminated with flecks of copper.  The finesse of the gently cascading bubbles in the glass entrances the drinker. The nose is complex and rich: red cherries dominate. The mouthfeel is gentle, while the bubbles bring forth a luxurious freshness. This is a wine for those who appreciate the good life and romance. It pairs well with slightly spicy dishes, mildly sugary desserts, red fruits like a strawberry salad, and red meat like a tartare. It is recommended to drink this wine out of a wine glass, which allows the drinker to better experience all the wine has to offer. Serve at around 10° C or 50° F.

Marie Forget

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AWARDS

GENERAL AGRICULTURAL COMPETITION IN PARIS
• 2002 Gold medalist
• 2005 Silver medalist
• 2011 Gold medalist
• 2012 Gold medalist

HACHETTE WINE GUIDE
• 2001 Recipient of Coup de Coeur Award

CHAMPAGNE COMPETITION IN EPERNAY
• 2007 Silver medalist  
• 2007 Gold medalist
• 2008 Silver medalist
• 2012 Silver medalist

INDEPENDENT WINEMAKERS COMPETITION
• 2005 Silver medalist
• 2009 Silver medalist

Secret family recipe, selected from several of our crus: don’t keep this gem to yourself.
This is a more mature wine that shows a lovely complexity on the nose, while simultaneously filling the mouth with flavor. It is recommended to drink it in a larger wine glass such as a Bordeaux glass, so that one can fully appreciate how truly immense this champagne is. Serve at 10° C or 50° F, with crustaceans or fish. This wine is ideal for kicking off any meal. This cuvée is uniquely reserved for wine professionals or exportation.

CARTE NOIRE

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AWARDS

GENERAL AGRICULTURAL COMPETITION IN PARIS
• 2002 Gold medalist
• 2005 Silver medalist
• 2011 Gold medalist
• 2012 Gold medalist

HACHETTE WINE GUIDE
• 2001 Recipient of Coup de Coeur Award

CHAMPAGNE COMPETITION IN EPERNAY
• 2007 Silver medalist  
• 2007 Gold medalist
• 2008 Silver medalist
• 2012 Silver medalist

INDEPENDENT WINEMAKERS COMPETITION
• 2005 Silver medalist
• 2009 Silver medalist

Secret family recipe, this wine is selected carefully from several of our parcels. Don’t keep this gem to yourself.
This wine has a greatness of character. It is full-bodied and the overall texture assertively presents itself as firm, dense, and well-structured. It is a ripe wine, layered in aromatic complexity that shows on the nose and the palate. It is recommended to drink this wine in a wine glass such as a Bordeaux glass, so that one can fully appreciate all it has to offer. Serve at 10° C or 50° F, with a white meat in white sauce, sautéed mushrooms, or the french speciality: des bouchées à la reine which is a pastry essentially filled with the ingredients listed above.

Héritage Paul Forget

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AWARDS


HACHETTE WINE GUIDE
• 2017 Recipient of Coup de Coeur Award

"The Discovery"
This wine waxes and wanes like the moon. It is always changing: completely dependant on the whims of the winemaker. Can you trust him? We think you should…

Spécial Club 2012

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AWARDS

GENERAL AGRICULTURAL COMPETITION IN PARIS

• 2014 Gold medalist
• 2016 Silver medalist

This champagne always carries its vintage well. It is typically a softer, warmer, more measured style, and makes one anxious for another glass. Always clean and open, it can be consumed when purchased, but it will benefit from at least 3 to 5 more years of aging. It is perfect for kicking off any meal, but it will also go well with a light appetizer. Seafood especially, such as crab soup, crawfish, or some boiled oysters. Nothing with too much spice however! To get the most out of the Special Club, serve it in a classic champagne flute at a lower temperature between 8°-10° C or 46°-50° F.

LE SAVIEZ-VOUS

THE HARMFUL EFFECT OF LIGHT

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We advise our customers to keep their bottles of champagne gently on their side, at a constant low temperature, sheltered from light.

Effectively, champagne is only protected by a small film of glass, and exposing it to the sun for even five minutes can prove harmful to the aromatic intensity of the wine.

Champagne housed in a clear bottle is at a much greater risk than champagne in a green bottle, because once a clear bottle is placed under direct light, such as the fluorescent lighting found in the majority of stores, within one to three hours the wine will be greatly deteriorated.

Green/brown glass helps protect its inner contents at a much high level than clear glass.
However, the protection is still not at 100%.
Therefore, we at Forget-Chemin never use clear bottles, not even for our Rosés. But this isn't just because clear bottles do little to protect the wine within them. Clear glass is also bad for the environment in this region, as we can't actually recycle it. 92% of recycled glass in the Champagne region is used for green bottles.

The effect of light on the contents of a bottle have been studied in wines, but also milk, olive oil, and beer. Essentially what happens is the light slowly deteriorates the chemical riboflavin otherwise known as vitamin B2. This particular vitamin is present in tropical fruits such as bananas, kiwis, and grapes, as well as vegetables like asparagus, and last but not least : cheese, milk, and eggs.
What this means for the champagne is that it loses these primary fruity aromas (the first step),but if the bottle stays under a light for a long period of time, other aromas begin to develop such as : cooked cabbage or wet wool.

So please, keep your wine nestled away in the dark, away from the harmful effects of light.

LES ACTUALITÉS

22
Oct.
2017
WINE AND GASTRONOMY FAIR IN VOIRON

We are happy to invite you to the Wine and Gastronomy Fair in Voiron which is between Grenoble and Lyon, Saturday the 4th (10am-7pm) and Sunday the 5th(9am-6pm). Look for us at the Salle des Fêtes, place J.Antoine Gau.

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Fvr.
2017
DIAM FACTORY

Photos from our February 6th visit of the Diam Cork Factory in Ceret which is situated in the Pyrenees Mountain Range. We were welcomed by Mr. Christophe Loisel, Director of Quality, Research, and Development. We have been using Mytik Diam corks since 2005. The Mytik corks have been guaranteed to be without any defect (no deformations, and no danger of corked wine). The oak comes from both Portugal and Spain, it is then treated with supercritical CO2 which then gets rid of any molecules associated with bad smelles that can be transmitted to the wine(ex: trichloroanisole). The corks are then molded at Ceret but are finished (surface treatment, and labeling) in Damery which is close to Epernay in Champagne.

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Fvr.
2017
TASTING AT THE CLUB TRESORS BOUTIQUE

On the 18th of February 2017, a Saturday, from 10am-4pm, we will be hosting a tasting of our wines.

22
Nov.
2015
I AM PARIS

Resist,by drinking Champagne (In solidarity of the horrors that passed at Charlie Hebdo).

22
Nov.
2015
TOULOUSE CHRISTMAS MARKET

On Tuesday the 8th to Friday the 11th, Iwill be at the Christmas Market organized by the Airbus Company in Blagnac right next to Toulouse. Please join me...

22
Nov.
2015
BONN 2015

On Sunday, the 15th of November, Marie (my daughter)and I participated in a tasting organised in Bonn, Germany. 500 people were able to discover and appreciate our champagnes. It was a wonderful experience that i hope to do again very soon...

25
Oct.
2015
WINE FAIR IN VOIRON

On Saturday, the 31st of October to the 1st of November, we participed in a Wine and Gastronomy Fair in Voiron. This amazing fair organized by the local Rugby Club, takes place in the Salle des Fêtes in Voiron, Place J.Gau. Please join us for a full tasting of my wines...

04
Sept.
2015
CALENDAR

The Summit Fair in Thonon La foire de Crête, finished on a joyful note thanfs to musical stylings of our Swiss friends...next, they will be performing at the Beaucroissant Fair the 11th, 12th and 13th of September. Due to the fact that harvest will begin on Tuesday the 8th September, Georges will take over for me. You can reserve your champagne by contacting Céline at 03 26 61 12 17.

24
Mars
2015
PROWEIN 2015

My daughter Marie participated for the first time at PROWEIN in Dusseldorf. It is very useful to know the language of Goethe.

09
Mars
2015
PROWEIN 2015

There will be 10 members of the Club Tresors de Champagne in Dusseldorf the 15th, 16th, and 17th March 2015.

30
Sept.
2014
HAPPINESS IS FOUND IN THE VINEYARDS

On the 22nd of July, 2014,the domaine FORGET-CHEMIN will henceforth be certified as third level Haute Valeur Environnementale HVE or High Environmental Value. The third level is the highest level of certification one can receive in sustainable viticulture.

Fin.

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How to find us

CHAMPAGNE FORGET-CHEMIN
15 Rue Victor Hugo
51500 LUDES

Tel : 03 26 61 12 17

Fax : 03 26 61 14 51

champagne.forget.chemin@gmail.com
Opening hours :
Monday to Friday 09.00 -12.00 and 13.30 to 16.30
Saturdays, Sunday and Bank holidays
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