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Château Palmer is a real star of the Margaux appellation, on the Left Bank of the Bordeaux region. Starting with biodynamic viticulture in 2009, the decision was made at Château Palmer to convert its entire vineyard in 2014. Having built its legend on vintages that have become legendary, Château Palmer continues to write its history under the direction of the talented Thomas Duroux.
Château Palmer is a Margaux wine from an exceptional terroir located right next to the Gironde estuary. Château Palmer's grape varieties, which are unusual in the Médoc, are predominantly Merlot (47%), alongside Cabernet Sauvignon in equal proportions (47%) and Petit Verdot (6%).
Since its launch with the 1998 vintage, the elegant Alter Ego de Palmer has been another facet of the expression of Château Palmer wines.
A winter of moderate rainfall preceded an early spring marked by frost from 2nd to 5th April, which had a limited impact on the vines and the vegetative cycle. Flowering began on 18 May under hot, dry conditions and was rapid. The heat was offset by some beneficial thunderstorms at the end of June, before a particularly dry, scorching summer, which had an impact on yields, especially on young vines. Rainfall in mid-August boosted ripening. Despite their small size, the perfectly ripe grapes revealed an exceptional tannic structure combined with fine balance and a subtle blend of power and harmony.
Alter Ego de Palmer 2022 is a blend of Merlot (51%), Cabernet Sauvignon (43%) and Petit Verdot (6%).