Vin Château Palmer
In the wine world, Palmer wine remains one of the best. It occupies a remarkable place in the ranking of leading wines, thanks to its originality, finesse, aromatic taste and elegance. Here’s a detailed presentation of Palmer wine!
Palmer wine presentation
The history of Château Palmer dates back to the 18th century, when the de Gasq family guaranteed a legendary reputation for its wines. In 1814, after the death of her husband, Marie de Gasq sold the estate to Charles Palmer. General Palmer took over the management, tripling the castle’s size. As early as 1843, Charles put the estate up for sale, and the brothers Isaac and Émile Peireire bought it in 1853, due to its deplorable financial situation. They maintain the name and encourage new growth in the vineyard. They erected the symbolic Palmer Castle. The economic crisis and vine diseases finally got the better of the owners, who sold the vineyards to the Ginestet, Miailhe, Mähler-Besse and Sichel families. The latter duo are the current owners.
This renowned appellation, known as Margaux, includes all the wineries built around Margaux, precisely on the left bank of the Garonne. Margaux is the only communal AOC to have the name of a Grand Cru Classé Premier. The most famous names in this appellation are Châteaux Margaux and Palmer. Chateau Palmer, having built its reputation on a series of sizeable vintages, has continued to make remarkable progress. Palmer is currently a great Margaux.
Palmer wine owners
Thomas Duroux has been coordinating the estate’s activities since 2004. He has encouraged the vineyard’s transition to organic and biodynamic farming. In other words, a cultivation technique based on respect for natural processes. The Mähler-Besse and Sichel families are co-owners of Château Palmer. The latter will remain closed until 2023, for major rehabilitation activities.
Palmer wine growing land, area and soils
The Palmer vineyard stretches over a few kilometers to the southeast of Margaux. He produces two wines, Château Palmer and, later, Alter Ego.
The Palmer vineyard covers 66 hectares. The soil is composed of Guntzian gravel, i.e. sand and gravel. Several varieties of wine are grown here. For the red wine, we have 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. As for the white wine, we have merlot blanc, sauvignon gris, muscadelle and lauzet.
Palmer aromas, color and best vintages
Palmer’s aromas range from blackcurrant and licorice to flowers, cherry and spice. A wine’s robe refers to its color and, more importantly, its physical appearance. Palmer wines come in a variety of colors: dark red, white, black, shimmering, purple-purple, deep, dense. All in all, Palmer is one of the finest wines in the Margaux appellation, thanks to its originality, finesse and refined character. Its exceptional aroma gives it a special flavor.