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PALMER & ITS ALTER EGO

Château Palmer’s wines. Its words. Different expressions of a single terroir, born of a common philosophy. Homages to a natural environment and to the traditions of an estate, over time they begin to resonate. Not with power, but with finesse, with elegance. With age, grand crus, the words of Château Palmer, take on ever greater meaning.

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Wine Library
The complexity of a terroir, the devotion of those who care for it, all to create wines of focus, balance, length and silk. A signature.
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Between The Rows
The Bras spirit
Aubrac, in the northern reaches of the Aveyron region: a mountain plateau, made of volcanic and granitic rock… a land of inspiration. It’s here, in the middle of a rich natural environment – their platform for creation – that Michel and Sébastien Bras cook and cultivate with passion this...
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THE ESTATE

IN THE VINEYARDS

The nature of Château Palmer. In the heart of the Margaux appellation, 66 hectares of gravelly soil and grassy rows overlooking the Garonne River. Between this earth rich in ancient history, and these heavenly skies with their nurturing microclimate, vines flourish under the care of men and women. A terroir, three grape varieties: such is the horizon of Château Palmer.
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behind the scenes
Decanting wine

After resting for more than 15 years, leaving one’s lees behind is a delicate manoeuvre. This “awakening” may be undertaken in one of two ways.

With age, wine becomes hazy. The slightest turbulence can agitate this increasingly fine and volatile sediment. Like idle sentiments, they are better left aside, so that the vintage can express itself with complete clarity. Time for decantation.
After resting for more than 15 years, leaving one’s lees behind is a delicate manoeuvre. This “awakening” may be undertaken in one of two ways. Either by placing the bottle upright in the cellar and leaving it three to four days, time enough for the “sentiments” to settle. Or the bottle may be laid in a serving basket, kept horizontal at all times, before the banquet begins. In either case, when it is time to transfer to a carafe for serving, do so in a single, gentle movement, keeping one eye on the deposit, and the other on the carafe as it slowly fills with clear wine. Decantation complete.
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"The great terroirs of the Médoc overlook the water."

Médoc proverb