Charles Palmer

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At a Glance

  • Domaine established: 2006
  • Winery built: 2017
  • Owner: Charles Palmer
  • Head of viticulture: Robert Palmer
  • Closure type: Champagne Cork & Wire
  • Vegan: Yes

Vineyards

Key white grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Average vine age: 8 Years
Total area of wine estate: 12ha
Total area under vine with white grapes: 6ha
Total area under vine with red grapes: 6ha
Average yield: 50hl/ha

Agriculture

Minimum Intervention, aka Sustainable Agriculture.

Defining practices: Low Sulphur input to the vineyard and wine making process, in order to allow full expression of the yeasts in the winemaking process.

The use of innovative vine pruning techniques in order to combine both old and new wood. (a combination of cane and spur, cordon and cane). low vine planting density varying from 2000 to 2666 vines per hectare, to encourage better air flow around the vines and reduce the reliance on fungicides. This minimizes shading to give maximum sunlight exposure to the fruiting zone.

Timeline

2018 1st still wine produced from Pinot Noir
2017 1st vintage in new winery on site
2015 & 2016 8ha planted
2009 1st vintage, made at Will Davenport’s winery
2006 1st 2ha of pinot noir & chardonnay planted
1998 Palmer family started farming Wickham Manor
1644 William Penn born & lived here (founder of Pennsylvania)
1580 date of oldest building

Sparkling Wines

WineGrape Variety
Classic Cuvee Brut Vintage60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir
Rose Brut Vintage 100% Pinot Noir
Blanc de Blancs Brut Vintage 100% Chardonnay
Special Reserve Brut Blanc de Noir Vintage 100% Pinot Noir

Red Wines

WineGrape Variety
Pinot Noir100% Pinot Noir

Q & A

Q: What are you working to improve at the moment?
A: Pruning techniques

Q: Best food pairings with your wines?
A: Fish, White Meat and Spicy foods

Q: Aside from your own wines, what do you enjoy drinking?
A: Still Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Q: Name of the winery pet?
A: Bindi and Pippin the winery dogs