- 100% Riesling
When Michel Muré settles in Rouffach and plants his vineyard in the 17th century, he surely has little conception of the beautiful adventure that he is setting in motion for his descendants…
In 1935, Alfred Muré extends the property with the addition of the 12-hectare (25-acre) wholly owned Clos St Landelin, foreseeing already its potential for exceptional quality. He replants the terraces, ideally situated with their sunny exposure and shelter from the rain.
Nowadays it is Alfred’s grandson René, together with his children Véronique and Thomas, the 11th and 12th generations of the family, who are responsible for running this exceptional, wholly-owned vineyard and its neighbouring terroirs, using biodynamic methods.
Estate is totaly cultivated in organic vinegrowing.
The Clos St Landelin
In the 7th century this vineyard belonged to the Bishopric of Strasbourg. A bishop in the 8th century donated it to the Saint Landelin Abbey. According to the deeds of the time these vines were «chosen from among the best in Alsace». The Muré family bought this vineyard in 1935. The vineyard covers 29.5 acres and is situated at the southern end of the Grand Cru Vorbourg. Its steep south facing slopes are cultivated in terraces. The soil is clay and limestone with a lot of stones. The subsoil is made of calcareous sandstone from the Bajocien and calcareous conglomerates from the Oligocene.The plantations are made according to the soil and the sun-exposure: riesling at the bottom of the hillside, gewurztraminer and muscat at the middle, pinot gris on the south-west, pinot noir on the plateau and sylvaner on the south-east.
The wines are deep and elegant, with marked fruit aromas. They are long-keeping wines, which can age to a long time. Due to the advantageous situation, the grapes have early maturity, and the Clos St Landelin produces regularly “Vendanges Tardives” and “Sélections de Grains Nobles” of high quality.
Gewurztraminer and Pinot-noir grapes from the Clos St Landelin are also used to elaborate Eaux-de-Vie de Marcs.