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History

In the beginning there were the vines, the soil, the mineral and a group of dynamic winegrowers creating a pretty tightly net-team unified by the sacred figure 7. Seven owners of first and grands crus located in La côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims.

As soon as the beginning, these pioneers give this particular group its letters of nobility: they are determined to only get grapes from aristocratic, noble and high-quality crus.
Thanks to the accurate know-how and mastering of the blending process, they aim at enhancing, their own production. It is the birth of the “Société des grands crus de la Champagne “, a very VIP and very select club due to the drastic conditions for the admission of new members.
They settle in Avize in 1947, one of the most famous wine areas of The Côte des Blancs.
Led by a tireless and endless pursuit for perfection, they managed to create a unique style, expressing the fascinating diversity of aromas and flavours of their wines, which quickly led to their consecration.

 

An exceptional vision has always inspired the leaders of the Champagne Palmer. So, the founders settle on la rue Jacquart, in Reims, in 1959. They then buy the premises of a Wine trading house. The chance gives them several opportunities to acquire other nearby buildings along with an outstanding growth of the company at the same time. All the facilities and the great labyrinth of cellars gathered by Palmer in Reims give the company a new dimension.

The beginning of the 1970s just highlights an other turning point in the life of Palmer. In response to the growth of the House, the leaders will explore other great terroirs of exception of Champagne: the Sézannais, land of election of the chardonnay and the picturesque region of les Riceys in the Aube area, known for its pinot noir.

A perfectly controlled growth allows the Cie to cross, mid-1980s, the symbolic cap of one million bottles. This threshold will be a decisive step in the development of Palmer by implementing a dynamic policy of investments, to develop a very efficient work tool.

 

In the Early 1990s, once again come the question of moving. The lack of space being a chronic disease of the House. A wonderful opportunity in 1997 occurs: this will be the acquisition of a huge Cellar/Winery of a nearby champagne House. This will set Palmer, in Reims, on two major sites, close to each other.

The new face of Palmer, in the heart of “La Cité des Sâcres”, exemplifies the remarkable expansion experienced by the house over the last thirty years.

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Vineyards

Champagne Palmer is deeply implanted in the champenoise mosaic on 415 hectares of a wide and exceptional vineyard area, scattered in about 40 different regional sites: so many colors and nuances which allow our cellar master to compose a rich and beautiful masterpiece.

With 200 hectares of vineyards classified in Grands and Premier Crus, it is from the Mountain of Reims that Palmer gets the main part of its supplies. The regions of La Côte de Sézanne, of La côte de Bar, and La Vallée de La Marne complete the assemblage by bringing their own specificities.

The grape-varieties are divided into: 50 % of Chardonnay, 40 % of pinot Noir, 10 % of pinot Meunier: The ideal proportions which shape the unique style of the cuvées elaborated by Palmer.

 

50% of our chardonnay grapes come from La Montagne de Reims, Premier Crus Trépail and Villers-Marmery. La Côte de Sézanne, whose slopes prolong naturally the geographical area known as La Falaise de l’ile de France, supplies the other half.

Our Pinot Noir, a black grape with white juice essentially come from the Mountain of Reims with our historic plots as the Grand Crus of Mailly-Champagne, Verzenay, Verzy, Puisieulx, Sillery, Bouzy and Ambonnay and the renowned Premier Crus of Ludes, Chigny-les-Roses, and Rilly-la-Montagne. La Côte de Bar, in particular the so lovely and charming village of Les Riceys and the attractive nearby cru of Balnot-sur-Laignes supply, as for them, pinots noirs whose "generosity" is particularly looked for in the assemblage.

The Pinot Meunier rules supreme over the West of La Montagne de Reims, in particular in the Premier Crus of Sacy and Villedommange as well as in La Vallée de La Marne, the other region of preference of this grape variety which will bring roundness to our cuvées.

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Winemaking

The Art of Blending is above all a matter of passion... This step remains the one which especially links the crus and their very different typicity, the grape varieties and their specific characteristics and finally to the talent of our cellar masters who are going to detect this complexity and to take advantage of the extraordinary organoleptic palette of wines coming from the different vineyards.

A Mother Nature’s craft, a men’s work as well as time passing: the creation of a Brut cuvée is, every year, a lesson of know-how, a work of silversmith, a tightrope walker's exercise guided by a sharpened gustative memory. It deals with a dream, a search for the ultimate point: L’Excellence…. It embodies, marvelously, the art of the assemblage which is based upon two main principles for our Maison: balance, by the perfect duality pinots / chardonnays and elegance, in each champagne of our range.

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 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Palmer & Co . In a tasting of  37 wines 

Champagne Magazines annual the Best 100 Champagnes 2017 tasting - Day 4 with new vintages from Dom Pérignon, Cuvée Winston Churchill, Armand de Brignac, Charles Heidsieck etc.

3d 11h ago

 Tuula Hällström, Wine Collector (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Palmer & Co . In a tasting of  14 wines 

Some higlights from yesterdays Champagne tasting: Dom Perignon 2009, Palmer 2009, Winston Churchill 2006 etc.

10d 15h ago

 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Palmer & Co . In a tasting of  37 wines 

Champagne Magazine's The 100 Best Champagnes 2017 - tasting started with Rosé Champages.

23d 5h ago

 Palmer & Co  has updated producer and wine information

1m 6d ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Palmer & Co . In a tasting of  40 wines 

The 100 Best Champagnes 2017 -tasting, Day I - Rosé Champagnes. This was a beautifull start - and amazingly not a single one corked wine, only very drinkable Rosés.


No more than 600 Champagnes more to taste until we will have the complete 2017 100-list.

1m 7d ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Palmer & Co . In a tasting of  31 wines 

The Finnish summer has not started yet - the sea is still cold (+14c) and it's raining every second day - but the colder the weather is, the better is the taste:)


Here are some summer wines I have tried between the showers.

2m 9d ago

 Rajiv Kehr, Pro (India)  tasted  1 wines  from  Palmer & Co . In a tasting of  16 wines 

Some great Champagnes from 1990's decade

3m 11d ago

 Robert Langer, Wine Collector (Germany)  tasted  2 wines  from  Palmer & Co . In a tasting of  24 wines 

Some great bottles of champagnes with old red rarities.

8m 28d ago

 Antti Korpela, Wine Collector (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Palmer & Co . In a tasting of  15 wines 

Very rare and excellent Penfolds Bin 60 A 1962 - 97 points.

9m 3d ago

 James Aylward, Wine Collector (Australia)  tasted  1 wines  from  Palmer & Co . In a tasting of  22 wines 

Dom Perignon 1990, 1995, 1996 and 1998 + Krug 1996, 1998 and Clo du Mesnil 1996.

9m 7d ago

 Tam Dang, Wine Collector (Australia)  tasted  2 wines  from  Palmer & Co . In a tasting of  14 wines 

Some very good champagnes from 1990's

9m 8d ago

 Essi Avellan MW / Editor of the Champagne magazine, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Palmer & Co . In a tasting of  19 wines 

Some great Dom Perignon vintages like 1934, 1969, 1971,1975, 1976 etc.

11m 9d ago

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