CEO, Château Palmer
Wine is an encounter with a place, a person and a story. Every time I discover a wine the first question I ask myself is: does it tell me a story? Is there a person, a soul behind the bottle? Wine is an emotion.
What was your last wine emotion?
My last wine emotion is very recent. I’ve Italian roots. My family is from Modena on my grandfather’s side. He had some wine properties including one on the hills of Apenas.There he produced many types of wines but mainly white ones.Within this area there was a cellar that was totally deluged by sand during a flood of the nearby river. My grandfather had never tried it, but one of my distant cousins did a few years ago. He discovered bottles of Greco del Colombard (white) vintage 1916. He offered me a bottle. I kept it for a long time in my cellar with little hope as to the quality of the current wine... Last month I brought this bottle to friends by telling them that we would see. But that in any case we had come across a bottle of Château Palmer. It was a huge surprise.The wine was of a very pale color, straw color (not oxidized), very very delicate and even preserved a little residual sugar.What emotion !