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Château Palmer, whose pedigree architecture is a hallmark of its superb produce, is an undisputed star of the prestigious Margaux appellation. History reports that in the 18th century, its wines (under the name Château de Gascq) were held in very high esteem at the court of Versailles, then later by Louis XV. Its vineyard lies upon the famous gravel hillocks home to the greatest of Médoc wines.
A time-proven blend of grape varieties, especially thorough vineyard management and wine-making strickly designed to respect a superb 'terroir' constantly produce wines of immense expression, unrivalled elegance and charm, exceptionnal aromatic complexity and legendary subtlety

Owner: Société Civile du Château Palmer, formed in 1938 by families of French, English and Dutch origin.
Origin: Charles Palmer, English Major General purchased the estate in 1814. A passionate entrepreneur, Charles Palmer expanded and modernized the estate and gave his name to one of the most beautiful properties in Margaux.

The terroir:
Area: 55 hectares spread over the rises of Cantenac. Most of the plots are located on the plateau of thin gravel from the Güntz period, situated along the water.
Soil: Plateau of thin gravel from the Güntz period
Grape varieties planted: 47 % Merlot, 47 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 6 % Petit Verdot
Average age of the vines: 38 years

The Team:
CEO: Thomas Duroux
Technical Director: Sabrina Pernet
Cellar Master: Olivier Campadieu
Vineyard Manager: Jacques Dupin
Oenologist: Jacques Boissenot

Last edited on 9/13/2012 by Jeff Leve

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