Palmer - Champagne Extra Reserve Ml. 750
Champagne & Brut/Wine/Sparkling
At least 24 months
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.
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.
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.
|Ageing and Fining||The Extra Rèserve is six years on the yeast and after disgorging still at least 1 year in the bottle|
|Ageing||At least 24 months|
|Aroma||The nose first displays fruity and sophisticated aromas of orange peel and dried fruits, then revealing its more subtle notes of liquorice, acacia honey and toast|
|Aroma||Boisé, Bread Crust, Floral, Fruity, Spicy, Mineral|
|Taste||Remarkable balance,persistent on the palate and offering a beautiful sensation of purity|
|Serving temperature||6°-8° C.|
|Blend description||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier|
|Zona||Francia Champagne Montagne de Reims.|
|Matching||Sushi and Sashimi, Fish tartare, Cold fish starters, Pasta with fish, Rice with fish, Fish soup, White meat, Fish-fry, Fish|
|Ideal with||Seafood starters, Seafood Pasta Dishes, Meat White, Fish|
|Classification||Francia Champagne AOC|