Review: Forget-Chemin Héritage Brut NV

Forget-Chemin is a small recoltant champagne house based in Ludes, Champagne. All 13 hectares of the houses vineyards are classified as Level 3 HVE; meaning they operate to the highest level of sustainable viticulture.

The house grows all of it’s own grapes used for it’s wines, with vineyards across several regions in Champagne.

Today we try the house’s special little number; Paul Forget Héritage. An eclectic wine who’s blend and compilation changes year on year – so no two years are anything alike.

On one side, you could say its Omakase in spirit. Or perhaps you could take a cynical view that it’s clear skin champers on steroids – all the left overs used to make something ad-hoc…

Either way, the question remains; has chef-de-cavé Thierry Forget crafted up something special here? Or is it something you may want to… Forget???.

OK I’ll stop now.

Champagne Forget Chemin Héritage
Champagne Forget Chemin Héritage NV

Details:

From: Ludes, Champagne, France

Code: RM-26353-01

Cost & Source: $65 from David Donald Champagnes

Blend Ratio (%): Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Meunier (Random) with 8 g/l dosage.

Aging: 2 to 3 years

Disgorged: N/A

Sipped: June 2018

In the Glass:

Look: Pale golden colour – big on bubbles, with fine streams in the middle.

Smell: This champers has a nice soft fruit nose – berries and lemon being the most notable scents.

Taste: Clocks in with a quickly lived, toasted honeyed intro – which is nice and a little bit yeasty.

Flavour develops into a notable run of sherbert, ripe citrus and fresh berries (crisp strawberries) – all of which are well balanced. These all combine to make this a sweet, easy sipper. A bit light in overall rich fruit expression – not a great deal of intensity so no bumping up the wow factor there.

Ends up sour on the back sides of the tongue which lingers for a while – but not high on acid sensations. Ultimately this is quite enjoyable.

Went very well with salty foods. With salty skinned salmon it was notably good!

Recommendations:

Party Potential: Too rare, boutique and too expensive for a party. Find it for a dinner party with other wine buffs.

As a Gift: It would make a great gift to your favourite wine connoisseur.

At Home: Crack it open for a bit of a novelty if you like trying new things. Make sure you have friends around.

Score & Verdict:

6.5/10

At $65 I feel it is solid value for the quality.

How did I drink it?

With house mates over a Sunday dinner.

How did you drink it?

And how did you find it? Let me know!

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