Champagne Palmer Brut Reserve
Aromas of citrus, pear, apricot, hazelnut and buttery brioche are displayed. Succulent and substantial, with an unfettered freshness. A model of balance and freshness.
The flagship wine of Palmer & Company. Crafted from a selection of the most prestigious terroirs in Champagne. The Premier and Grand Crus from the Montagne de Reims predominate, leaving their distinctive marks. The Montagne de Reims is a vast plateau covered in forest, extending between the cities of Reims and Epernay. Vineyards have been planted in the chalky soils of the mountain’s slopes. The region has the most villages classified as “Grand Cru”. Most of the Palmer vineyards are located on the north-facing (the Grand Crus of Mailly and Verzenay) and north-eastern slopes (the premier Crus of Trepail and Villers Marmery) of the Montagne de Reims, where the environment is rigorous and climates are extreme. The Montagne de Reims is the kingdom of the great Pinot Noirs, a vigorous and generous grape variety that adapts extremely well to the chalky soils. However, there are little islands of exceptional Chardonnay in this ocean of Pinot Noirs. These are located on the eastern slopes, well-sheltered from the western winds. These are the Premier Crus of Trepail and Villers-Marmery, two jewel villages that have given birth to superb Chardonnays appreciated for their concentration and structure. A significant proportion of reserve wines contributes a rare fullness and maturity. The timeless signature of the Palmer style, Brut Reserve distinguishes first and foremost for its remarkable finesse and elegance. 4 years aging on lees (bottle) or 6 years (magnum).
Pairs well with shrimp, shellfish, smoked salmon, oysters, vegetables, stuffed mushrooms and a variety of fruit based desserts as well as cheeses. Being a versatile wine, this is excellent on its own to celebrate any occasion or just for sheer enjoyment.
Producer: Champagne Palmer
Region: Reims, Champagne
Wine Composition: 45% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 15% Pinot Meunier (with 35% reserve wines)
Dosage: 8 G/L
92 Pts - James Suckling, July 2022
90 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Dec 2017
90 Pts 'Silver Medal' - 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards, June 2022