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Palmer & Co Grands Terroirs 2012
Palmer & Co Grands Terroirs 2012 Palmer & Co Grands Terroirs 2012

Palmer & Co Grands Terroirs 2012

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£182.00
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£184.00
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£188.00
Palmer & Co Grands Terroirs 2012
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Palmer & Co Grands Terroirs 2012 Overview

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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. The founders bought its current cellars from a failing Champagne House in Reims in 1959. 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. A large percentage of Palmer's vineyards are in the Montagne de Reims giving Palmer a unique source of chardonnay in these cooler aspect locations, Blanc de Blancs being one of the stars in the Palmer portfolio. Palmer are one of few producers to ferment large formats, everything bigger than Jeroboam, in the final bottle and up to Nebuchadnezzar, 15 litres, are made in this way.

Palmer ID: L22299 | 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.

More recently Palmer has turned to its packaging resulting in a 27% reduction in the weight of its packaging. Their boxes for example are eco-designed and recyclable and have a unique decorative finish made possible through a Swedish French collaberation using FibreForm paper made from 100 % FSC-certified virgin fibres from responsibly-managed forests.

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
Bottling date: 17th May 2013
Disgorged: 4th November 2020
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.
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Expert Reviews
19/20
Nick Baker
“A small production year and without hesitation this is one of the best vintage releases from Palmer in a long time. Typical 2012 charm of rich forward fruit, with a wonderful smoky charm. Underneath you see layer upon layer of fruit, it has such purity, there is yellow fruit with tropical notes and underneath you see some dark red fruit, dried fruits and on the palate it is a mouthful. The texture is amazing from long lees ageing and the power of the fruit gives such length to the palate. With freshness in abundance, it ends with a lovely hint of salinity. This is good, when you see power yet lightness you are seeing a great champagne. I recommend enjoying it now, yet it will cellar for 1 -2 decades.”
96/100
Essi Avellan MW
“There is a stunning toastiness of instant 'wow' on the nose of this sublime magnum from a top year. The pristine Montagne de Reims origins impress with the brightness and intensity of fruitiness, with grapes from Mailly and Verzenay forming the grand cru core, and villages like Trépail, Villers-Marmery and Rilly-la-Montagne supporting. Super-sweet but at the same time restrained yet powerful fruitiness. There is width and depth to this exuberant and beautifully structured wine. Rich, fresh and delicious now, yet equally ageworthy. A heavenly bottle. Dosage 7g/l”
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    Our last visit to Palmer & Co's new winery in Reims included a comparison of the current range from bottle and magnum and a selection of older vintages from the late release Blanc de Blancs and Vintage Collections.
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    During our trip to Reims last week, we visited Champagne Palmer & Co to meet with Managing Director Rémi Vervier. After hunting in the underground cellars for the biggest bottle we could find, we discussed harvest 2018 and tasted two stunning examples of Palmer Vintage Collection.
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    Champagne Palmer & Co have produced some stunning behind the scenes footage of the record-breaking 2018 Champagne harvest, which takes viewers on a journey through the vineyard and pressing centres. Check out the full video here.
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