Champagne Palmer Brut Réserve
Sparkling Wine from Reims, Champagne, France
Another outstanding effort from this estate is the NV Brut Reserve. Lightly hued with a crisp bouquet of crushed citrus, golden apples, and toasted brioche, it has medium-bodied richness, crisp acids, a great mousse, and shows a clean, precise vibe on the finish. It brings serious acidity yet still stays nicely balanced. Its going to evolve for a solid decade. 90 Points Jeb Dunnuck
The flagship wine of Palmer & Company. Palmer Brut Reserve is based on a selection of wines from the best vineyards in the Champagne region. The Premiers and Grands Crus from the Montagne de Reims area predominate and lend their distinctive personality to these wines. The nose, amazingly clean, is expressed through a rich palette of aromas, including citrus, pear and apricot with some subtle notes of hazelnut and a discreet touch of buttery brioche. Succulent and substantial to the palate, yet with an unfettered freshness, this wine is eminently seductive: a model of perfect balance.
Wine Style: Sparkling Wine
Appellation: Reims, Champagne
Winemaker: Champagne Palmer
Founded in 1947 and established in Reims, Palmer & Co is an ultra-premium Champagne House with over 500 acres of vineyards classified as Grand and Premier Crus in the Montagne de Reims area. The winery sources grapes from 350 growers and approximately 1000 acres of vines throughout the Champagne region.
Champagne Palmer stands apart from other Champagnes.
- A higher percentage of Chardonnay, the use of reserve wines in the blend, and longer aging on the lees make Champagne Palmer unique.
- Champagne Palmer Brut Reserve is aged 4 years on the lees and 6 months in the bottle after disgorgement. Most champagne houses only age for 2-3 years.
- Champagne Palmer Rosé Solera is a blend of Brut Reserve with 15% red wine vinified in oak barrels, according to Burgundy tradition, then aged in a solera with red wines from the previous vintages. Palmer is the only house to use this method in Champagne.
Sugar: 8 g/l
Alcohol content: 12