Château Palmer, Troisième Grand Cru Classé (3rd Growth), Margaux

Château Palmer is classified as one of fourteen 3rd Growth in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. It is considered the second most popular wine of the Margaux appellation after Château Margaux.

 

The vineyard is biodynamic certified since 2017 and its area extends 55 hectares, planted 47% with Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. For historical reasons, Château Palmer has a high proportion of Merlot in his blend which is unusual in the Medoc.

 

Since 1998, Château Palmer has been producing a second label, Alter Ego de Palmer, selected from the same quality terroir but employing different wine-making techniques and different proportions of grapes, in order to produce an earlier-drinking wine. Alter Ego represents roughly 40% of the estate’s production.

 

Chateau Palmer has also revived the production of a small amount of dry, white Bordeaux wine since 2007. It uses a blend of Muscadelle, Loset, and Sauvignon Gris and the production is around 120 cases.

 

The estate also produces a small quantity of a wine named Palmer Historical XIX Century Wine, made of a blend of Bordeaux varietals and Syrah from Côte du Rhône. It is produced under the “Vin de France” appellation, depending on the vintage.

 

The usual annual production of the Château Palmer Grand Vin is 11,000 to 12,000 cases. The production of Alter Ego de Palmer is 7,000 to 8,000 cases.

Photos courtesy of Château Palmer

Photo Credit: Olivier Metzger
Photo Credit: Nicolas Joubard
Photo Credit: Nicolas Joubard
Photo Credit: Antoine de Tapol
Photo Credit: Antoine de Tapol
Photo Credit: Nicolas Joubard
Photo Credit: Nicolas Joubard
Photo Credit: Antoine de Tapol

Photos courtesy of Château Palmer 

For more information about Château Plamer please visit

 

https://www.chateau-palmer.com/en (Official Website)