Champagne Palmer & Co
Owner noted of 5 by Larousse guide of champagne
Champagne Palmer is deeply implanted in the champenoise mosaic on 365 hectares of a wide and exceptional vineyard area, scattered in about 40 different regional sites: so many colors and nuances which allow our cellar masters to compose a rich and beautiful masterpiece.
With 180 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.