25 hectares including a stunning 12 hectare holding of Clos St Landelin. Muré wines are fine and rich with beautifully mineral acidities. This is achieved in the vineyard where Alsace’s naturally long ripening season is enhanced by Muré’s exceptional south-facing slopes. One of the masters of Alsace Riesling.
From the village of Rouffach in Southern Alsace. The town has been given a classification just below Grand Cru and is one of the few to have earnt the title. South and South East facing on the foothills of the Vosges mountains. The Riesling is beautifully generous, stone fruits, grapes, hints of white stones and a lovely citrusy acid. Really pleasant drinking that will continue for years to come.
Currently a French territory after coming under German rule twice during the wars the Alsatians tend to think of themselves as being from Alsace first. Their language, culture and wines are all somewhat removed from the rest of the world. For instance, when it comes to aromatic whites no one can compare. Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris to name but a few all excel in this cold border region. Some wines can be expensive for the quality but the production quantities mean there are still many bargains to be had.
One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety for quality wine production although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Wonderful wines are found in Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. It is a wonderful grape. See more about Riesling here.