Champagne Palmer & Co - Brut Réserve NV
Champagne Palmer & Co – Brut Réserve (89 TSW)
The full package of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
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For this Brut Réserve Palmer uses grapes of more than 30 crus: 40-50% chardonnay, 50-60% pinot (mainly pinot noir). The alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks under strict temperature control. The wines undergo full malolactic fermentation. A large splash of old reserve wines is also added to this assembly. Dosage: 10-12 gr per liter.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright golden yellow color with a very fine and elegant mousse.
On the medium nose aromas of quince, apple, nuts and almond with floral hints and yeast.
The splash of reserve wines give this wine more depth, good balance with nice freshness and little sweetness. Flavours of citruspeel, apple, peach, honey and white blossom. The medium finish end with a light bitterness.
Palmer & Co. is the world famous brand of the Société Coopérative de Producteurs des Grands Terroirs de la Champagne and was founded in Avize in 1947. A collaboration of seven owners-winegrowers of premiers and grands crus in the Côte de Blancs and la Montagne de Reims. The company moved to the center of Reims in 1959.