Wines of Chateau

Château Palmer
3ème Grand Cru Classé en 1855
 Appellation Margaux

En chiffres

Surface : 66 Ha

Production : 130 000 bouteilles – Variable selon les millésimes

Geologie : Croupes de graves garonnaises et graves sablonneuse

Encépagement : 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot

Elevage : 20 à 22 mois, élevage en barrique – (40 % de barriques neuves)

In 1814, as the Napoleonic era came to an end, Major General Palmer of the British army acquired the property that was to bear his name, from a certain Jeanne de Gasq. Over the next four decades, the General invested his fortune in Palmer, extending the property by buying plots of neighbouring vineyards and creating a truly exceptional wine. By the time Palmer was sold to the Péreire banking brothers in 1853, it was a fitting testimony to the General’s passion and commitment to exceptional winemaking. The new owners were no less remarkable. These far-sighted 19th century entrepreneurs participated in the reconstruction of Paris under the direction of Haussmann and Napoleon III, the creation of a seaside resort near Bordeaux – Arcachon – and the ownership of a railway company. In addition, they invested heavily in Chateau Palmer, commissioning renowned architect Burguet in 1856 to build the elegant Cháteau distinguished by its unmistakable towers.

Environmental Approach : Application of environment respectful techniques

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