Palmer & Co Grands Terroirs 2003

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Description & Technical Information
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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: 2003 was a very unusual year: a dry winter and spring with two severe frosts, an early flowering, and a heatwave in the summer. The care lavished on the pressing was, even more so than in a typical year, a deciding factor in achieving quality wines. During a hot year the northern facing vineyards experience cooler temperatures than south facing, this was very important in 2003 because the vintage as a whole experienced a lot of over ripeness. Grand Terroirs 2003 flaunts an astonishing intensity and finesse.

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: 54% Pinot Noir, 46% Chardonnay
Ageing: 12 years on the lees
Disgorged: November 2017
Dosage: 7.5 g/l
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: A seductive nose with charming aromas of citrus fruits, remarkable notes of roasted coffee, candied apricot, acacia and brioche. Superb aromas of candied zest, grilled hazelnut, dried fruit, roasted pineapple, tonka bean and caramelized pear. Silky on the palate with a harmonious and delicate mouthfeel.
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Expert Reviews
16.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“1,800 mags in extremely smart wooden boxes. Heatwave year. This was apparently closed for years and then in 2017 it opened up suddenly. The Montagne de Reims reacted well to the challenges of the vintage. L0169. In magnum.
Deep golden straw. Very different from most of Palmer’s wines. Heady, rich but with an undertow. It’s definitely not as fresh and crisp as most of their other wines, but it’s impressive that it’s still as drinkable as it is. Just a little chew on the end to add texture.”
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    August 10, 2019

    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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    A newly released limited edition champagne from Palmer & Co challenges the notion that hot vintages are unsuitable for producing wines with long-term ageing potential. Grand Terroirs 2003 is named in tribute to the unique vineyards that make it so expressive and fresh.
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    Earlier this month, we tasted the base wines from 2018 with Champagne Palmer & Co. Having previously released video footage of harvest 2018 describing it as "exceptional", Palmer clearly rate the latest vintage highly and we soon discovered why.
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