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Palmer & Co Grands Terroirs 2012

Mix 12
£164.00
Mix 6
£166.00
Per Bottle
£170.00
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Description & Technical Information
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In 1947, seven well-established and visionary winegrowers came together in a joint quest for ultimate perfection and founded Champagne Palmer & Co. After a first decade of impressive growth, the founders bought the cellars of a Champagne House in Reims in 1959. It was originally registered under the name “Société des Grands Terroirs de la Champagne”, and the very first cuvee made by the founders was the Palmer vintage blend. Over the years, the cooperative has spread past Reims and now owns an impressive 450 hectares of vineyards, over 200 of which are classified Grand and Premier Crus.

Palmer ID: L22255 | Each bottle of Palmer & Co can be identified by the ID on the back label. This enables you to discover the story of that very bottle. You can do so using the smartphone App or on the Palmer & Co website.

Grands Terroirs is a combination of the prestigious Premiers and Grands Crus vineyards of the Montagne de Reims and the remarkable savoir-faire of Palmer & Co, in a year of extraordinary weather conditions. The Montagne de Reims is a vast plateau covered in forest between the cities of Reims and Epernay. Vineyards have been planted in the chalky soils of the mountain's slopes. This region has the most villages classified as 'Grands Crus'. Most of the Palmer & Co vineyards are located on the north-facing slopes (the Grands Crus of Mailly and Verzenay) and the north-eastern slopes (Premier Crus of Trépail and Villers-Marmery) of the Montagne de Reims, where the environment is rigorous and climates are extreme. The grapes harvested from these 'Grands Terroirs' are known for their power, structure and nobility.

Weather: The 2012 weather has been hallmarked by many as very challenging but has created some stunning Champagne. Relatively low yields due to various weather conditions throughout the year. The winter months brought some frosts and hail which damaged the early stages of bud burst. August and September were mostly dry very warm and this helped rescue and give the grapes a stunning maturity.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Premier Cru: Trepail & Villers-Marmery, Rilly la Montagne, Ludes, Chigny Les Roses, Montagne de Reims | Grand Cru: Mailly and Verzenay
Grape Varieties: 49% Pinot Noir, 46% Chardonnay & 5% Meunier
Lees Ageing: 7 years
Disgorged: 3rd November 2020
Bottling Date: 17th May 2013
Dosage: 7.3 g/l
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: On the nose, fruity notes of candied lemon and dried fruit, toasted pine nuts and caramelized hazelnuts, which evolves towards honeyed and slightly spicy notes of candied ginger and pastries. The palate is both delicate and generous, marked by its saline minerality and charming citrus aromas (lemon pie, pomelo, yuzu). Its silky texture completes a superb balance between generosity and tension.
Champagne Palmer & Co Overview
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