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René Muré Clos St. Landelin Riesling 2017

The Domaine du Clos Saint Landelin, owned by the Muré family, is located in Rouffach in the South of Alsace and covers an area of 28 hectares. The vineyard is farmed with traditional ploughing, using biodynamic methods which reflect the respect the family has for the terroir. The Clos Saint Landelin is a monopoly of 12 hectares with southern exposed terraces. The work in the cellar is minimalist and traditional: fermentation with natural yeast and maturation on fine lees. Nowadays, Véronique and Thomas Muré, the 12th generation, are responsible for running the estate.

"Lime, lemon and bergamot zest tantalize on the nose with their shimmering nuances of green and yellow freshness. The palate adds a textured backdrop that has something of citrus pith, providing a layer against which this vivid zestiness can play out. There is substance and depth and wonderful purity. The finish is dry and those flashes of aromatic citrus peel continue throughout. Wonderful. Drink now through 2035." 97 points (2016 vintage), Wine Enthusiast

"The heady aromatic scent of fresh tangerine peel takes turns with the refreshing perfume of green Seville oranges. The palate takes these enticing aromas and bundles them into one arrow-like force of concentrated freshness. This is a high-wire act of piercing brightness and layered citrus aroma. This is like a self-generating well of freshness that convinces with its luminosity, raciness and rapier-like purity of citrus flavors. Everything is heightened: Fruit, dryness, freshness and vibrant verve. It is tempting but it would be a shame to drink this now. Keep this genie in its bottle for a while longer, if only to see what fascinating direction it takes. This is wondrous." (2015 vintage) 97 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, January 2017

René Muré Clos St. Landelin Riesling Grand Cru

Origin
France, Alsace,
Grape 1:
Riesling (100%)
Vintage
2016
Volume
750ml
ABV %
13.5%
Sweetness
Dry
Off Dry
Medium
Sweet
Sweet
Certifications
Organic & Biodynamic

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