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Palmer & Co Grands Terroirs 2012 Magnum

Champagne - Brut - Premier Cru - Palmer & Co
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Magnum 1.5L with box
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Stored in air-conditioned cellar
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Grape varieties
Chardonnay 50%
Pinot Noir 38%
Pinot Meunier 12%
Producer
Palmer & Co

Palmer & Co

Champagne Palmer & Co. is a renowned Champagne house located in the wine region of Champagne, France. 

The story begins after the SecWorld War II when seven winemaking families in the Reims region joined forces to create a joint Champagne house. The name "Palmer" is a tribute to Charles Palmer, an 18th-century English wine merchant who was a great lover of Champagne. This union of winegrowing families was the starting point of an exceptional winegrowing adventure.

Since its foundation, the Descours family has remained at the heart with a tradition of over 70 years, the house is run by the fourth generation of the family. This family commitment is essential to maintaining the quality and consistency of Champagnes over the years.

The house's vineyards extend over 200 hectares in some of Champagne's most prestigious regions, notably in the Grands and Premiers Crus. This guarantees a supply of the highest quality grapes for the production of their cuvées.

The emphasis is on blending, where the region's different grape varieties - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier - are skilfully combined to create balanced, complex Champagnes. Cuvées are aged for extended periods in their cellars, allowing them to develop a unique complexity and aromatic depth.

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Description Palmer & Co Grands Terroirs 2012 Magnum.

Palmer & Co is firmly established on 415 hectares of vines, spread over some forty crus, including more than 200 hectares classified as Grands and Premiers Crus in Montagne de Reims. The Grands Terroirs cuvées alone mark the Palmer & Co identity and this historic desire - since 1947 - to highlight its Millésimés, here aged in magnum. They are made from the most famous crus of the Montagne de Reims: Mailly and Verzenay for the "Grand Cru", Trépail, Villers-Marmery, Ludes, Chigny-les-Roses and Rilly-la-Montagne for the "Premier Cru". But also, they only see the light of day during great vintages.

2012 ... what a complicated year! It began with a long, cold winter, followed by a cool spring with little sunshine. Then came hail and heavy thunderstorms until the end of July. It was the sunshine and warmth of August that saved the harvest, too small in quantity to be sure, but of exceptional Rare quality. 2012 ranks among the best vintages of all time.

This 2012 is a blend of 46% Chardonnay, 49% Pinot Noir and 5% Meunier. The wines are aged on lees in the cellars of Maison Palmer & Co for 10 years before receiving, after disgorgement, a dosage of 7g/L.

The nose opens with fruity aromas of yuzu, candied lemon and ginger, then evolves into warmer, spicier notes of Secs fruits, toasted, even caramelized pine nuts and honey. It then moves on to another dimension, in a more reductive, evolutionary style, marked by cider apples, toasted hazelnuts and gunflint. The palate is generous, silky and fresh at the same time. There are greedy aromas of yuzu again, lemon tart and grapefruit.

This Grands Terroirs 2012 magnum cuvée from Maison Palmer & Co is decidedly a superb wine, with a perfect balance between generosity and tension. It will ennoble a lovely hake fillet with a truffle morel sauce, or a simple pan-fried cockles and clams.

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