Forest Marie


Forest Marie Brut Tradition NV |Brut

Forest Marie

Forest Marie Brut Tradition NV

Brut

$89.95

- A soft, spicy example of grower champagne from the northern areas of champagne

- Coming from a combination of 86 different plots that the family own

- Paid with antipasto board of hard cheese, prosciutto and even some Pâté en croûte

"There is a real authenticity and integrity on show here, right from the very first cuvée, capturing the gentle, soft, spicy mood of this part of the world, making for a quintessential and well orchestrated union between the Massif de Saint-Thierry and Petite Montagne de Reims. Meunier, pinot noir and chardonnay play equally and harmoniously, with 86 plots in the balance to lay out an expansive spectrum that spans red apple, pear, fig, grapefruit, strawberry and raspberry.

Three years lees age has lifted the spicy profile of meunier and lent a creamy texture and brioche and vanilla nougat nuances. There is a hint of salinity which is true to sandy soils that adds interest to a long finish. Acidity is soft and supple and dosage is a just smidge more than it needs to be, but I’m being picky – a little more chill than usual is all it will take to set it right. A gentle cuvée to drink as youthful as absolutely possible, and sure to please any crowd." Tyson Stelzer 

Technical details: One third of each chardonnay, meunier and pinot noir

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.

I am leading towards an antipasto board of hard cheese, prosciutto and even some Pâté en croûte

About the house

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.

Food suggestion

I am leading towards an antipasto board of hard cheese, prosciutto and even some Pâté en croûte

Winemaking


Aged 3 Years on Lees

Orchard Fruit


Red Apple Pear

Stone Fruit


Fig

Citrus Fruit


Grapefruit

Red Fruits


Raspberry Strawberry

Herbs & Spices


Spice