Palmer & Co.


Champagne Palmer & Co. Vintage '12 |Blanc de Blancs |2012

Palmer & Co.

Champagne Palmer & Co. Vintage '12

Blanc de Blancs 2012

$149.95

- Platinum medal in the Decanter world wine awards 2021

- Awarded 98 Points equal to the Best in Show.

- Pair with aged parmesan

The vintage 2012 from Champagne Palmer & Co. has a delicate fruit-scented nose of pear and white peach, slightly smoky aromas with notes of spices (vanilla, cinnamon). The wine charms the palate with its notes of Panettone; hazelnuts and candied orange.

It stands out for its fullness and excellent balance. The 2012 vintage is full-bodied, suave in character and ending with a pronounced freshness. A great vintage with a high cellaring potential.

Technical details 

54% Chardonnay and 46% Pinot Noir mostly sourced from the Montagne de Reims. Rested on yeast lees for 6 years and just 7g/L dosage.


The champagne house was founded in 1947 by group of 7 growers in the town of Avize. They called themselves 'Société des Grands Crus de la Champagne' because at the time, only growers that owned grand cru vineyards could join. Between them, they had grand cru vineyards in the areas of the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims and they banded together as they were seeking to make better wines than they could achieve separately. So how did the name come about? Well this truly is an interesting story and through our research we discovered some interesting facts. The founders at first tried to create an acronym using their initials to form a name, which you can imagine was frustrating and ended nowhere. At a loss with what to do, the story goes, a very famous biscuit company called Huntley & Palmer, based in Berkshire, UK, inspired them. They were biscuit makers to the Royal family and received Royal warrants by Napoleon III. Apparently as many imports were restricted during the war back in the 1940's, the people of Reims or Remois as they are referred to were prepared to pay more for a packet of biscuits than a bottle of champagne! This inspired the champagne house.

 

You could in a few directions with this... a Caesar Salad would be a good fit, followed by a risotto with chicken, peas and mint could be a fresher approach. Either way, its pretty versatile. Shared with guests as your aperitif to start the party.

About the House

The champagne house was founded in 1947 by group of 7 growers in the town of Avize. They called themselves 'Société des Grands Crus de la Champagne' because at the time, only growers that owned grand cru vineyards could join. Between them, they had grand cru vineyards in the areas of the Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims and they banded together as they were seeking to make better wines than they could achieve separately. So how did the name come about? Well this truly is an interesting story and through our research we discovered some interesting facts. The founders at first tried to create an acronym using their initials to form a name, which you can imagine was frustrating and ended nowhere. At a loss with what to do, the story goes, a very famous biscuit company called Huntley & Palmer, based in Berkshire, UK, inspired them. They were biscuit makers to the Royal family and received Royal warrants by Napoleon III. Apparently as many imports were restricted during the war back in the 1940's, the people of Reims or Remois as they are referred to were prepared to pay more for a packet of biscuits than a bottle of champagne! This inspired the champagne house.

 

Food suggestion 

You could in a few directions with this... a Caesar Salad would be a good fit, followed by a risotto with chicken, peas and mint could be a fresher approach. Either way, its pretty versatile. Shared with guests as your aperitif to start the party.

Descriptors & Texture


Elegant Zesty

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Vanilla Panettone

Citrus Fruit


Grapefruit