Frédéric Jorez and Éric George
Premier and Grand Crus of the Montagne de Reims
We are based in Ludes, where our family has lived and tended vineyards since the early 19th century.
The Forget family began producing its own sparkling wines in the 1920s.
Our know-how is reflected in the dedication we have passed down through the family for six generations.
Michel Forget in the winery.
Michel Forget continues our family saga.
Michel Forget is the sixth generation to continue the family’s winemaking tradition. His ancestor Louis planted the vineyard at the beginning of the 19th century. Since 2000 he has worked in partnership with Frédéric Jorez.
Our vineyard mainly covers an area with Premier and Grand Crus villages in the heart of the Montagne de Reims.
It spans 19 hectares, including Grand Cru vineyards in Mailly-Champagne, Verzenay and Verzy, and Premier Cru vinegards in Chigny-les-Roses, Ludes, Montbré, Sermiers, Taissy, and Villers-Allerand.
Sustainable viticulture that respects the soil and the vine is the best way for us to express our terroir through our wines. Our winery holds level 3 of the HVE high environmental value certification.
Our priority in vineyard management is to ensure our vines can flourish, so our decisions are always carefully thought out.
The care we show our vineyards is also applied to our cellars, and we strive to keep vinification processes as natural as possible.
We harvest manually and select our berries. We only use the first and best juices that flow from the press.
The juice is settled simply using gravity, and no enzymes are added. This process helps to preserve the raw material and its aromas.
We age our wines on lees in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks until they are ready for bottling.
This method keeps the wines wonderfully fresh, and enhances their aromatic concentration.
Blended with 40% to 50% reserve wines, our champagnes become rounder and more complex as they age.
Prise de mousse occurs in our traditional cellars, 15 metres below ground, where the temperature is cool and constant. These natural conditions lengthen the secondary fermentation process, creating a fine bubble and incomparable perlage quality.
Our champagnes then become even finer as they go through a prolonged ageing process ranging from three to more than 10 years depending on the vintages.
After dosage, our wines benefit from an additional resting period of several months before they are shipped.
Our exacting standards are even higher than the official regulations for the Champagne appellation.
Balance, Finesse and Freshness
Our primary value is to reveal the unique features of the most beautiful terroirs in Champagne through a balanced and elegant style.