Alter Ego de Palmer (750ml)

  • Wine Type

    Red Wine

  • Size

    750ml

  • Vintage

    2017

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Bordeaux

  • Sub-Region

    Margaux

  • Grape

    Cabernet SauvignonMerlotPetit Verdot

  • Food Pairing

    SteakBeefLamb

  • Farming Method

    Biodynamic Learn More

  • Vegan Friendly

    Yes

Château Palmer sits in the heart of the Margaux appellation, on 66 ha of gravelly soil and grassy rows overlooking the Gironde estuary. Classified as one of 14 Troisièmes Crus (Third Growths) in the historic Bordeaux Wine Official Classification 1855, the estate is considered one of the best (and certainly most popular) Third Growths. Since 1988, Palmer has been producing their second label: Alter Ego de Palmer- the grapes are sourced from the same famed-terroir but different winemaking techniques are used as well as different proportion of grapes with the goal to produce an earlier-drinking wine. Approximately 40% of the estate’s production is dedicated to Alter Ego.

Tasting Notes

In the glass, the wine pours a deep purple. On the nose, concentrated aromas of blackberry and plum. On the palate, those aromatics are echoed with added notes of leafy herbs, earth, spice, and fine-grained tannins. Pair with the ultimate cut of steak, a variety of preparations/cuts of beef, or your favourite lamb dish.

Method

Made from 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot, the grapes are sourced from the same vineyards as Châtau Palmer. The grapes were harvested between September 20th, 2017-September 29th, 2017 and 7,000-8,000 cases were produced.

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$175.00

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