The Special Club Vintage Champagne by Forget Chemin is produced by Thierry Forget. 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.
Thierry produces only 95,000 bottles of champagne a year, a mere 5% of which is exported. Thierry has grown up in the midst of vines and a winery, smelling, tasting and discussing champagne from an early age passing all his wine-making exams with flying colours. He is now developing a reputation as an excellent champagne producer and winning many awards. His vintage champagne carries the ‘Special Club’ badge which means it is deemed to be among the best examples the region has to offer. Only grapes grown exclusively on the estate are used in the wine. The vineyard is cultivated according to the regulations drawn out by viticulture raisonné practices. This refers to sustainable and reasonable agriculture practices which avoid chemical use in the vineyard. The house has been given the certification of Haute Valeur Environnementale (HVE) or High Environmental Value.
The Special Club Vintage 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 ageing. It is perfect for kicking off any meal, but it will also go well with a light appetizer. Seafood especially, such as crab soup and crayfish.