Time is of the essence for Palmer & Co., as their
self-confessed most important ingredient. The long lees ageing
gives the wines their characteristic refi nement and aromatic
complexity: a minimum of three years for non-vintage, while the
vintage cuvées are aged for six to eight years. Not to mention the
larger bottles, left in the cellars for ten years or more! Maturing
in a maze of deep, chalky galleries, the bottles rest 20 metres
under t he city of Reims. They love large formats at Palmer, in
fact, they lovingly call regular 75cl bottles "half magnums".
Unanimously appreciated for their excellence, Palmer's cuvées
are regularly distinguished in major international wine
competitions. Three of ttheir Champagnes won gold at the Champagne
and Sparkling Wine World Championships 2018: the Brut Reserve NV,
Blanc de Blancs NV and Blanc de Noirs NW, the latter also taking
gold at the Sommelier Wine Awards last year.