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.
Pretty exceptional Pinot Blanc. What it lacks in overt fruit it makes up for in subtle layers. Mineral, peach, chalk, white stones, floral, hint grapy, bits of spice and just a little funk. The palate is broad, a might phenolic with crunchy acid. The flesh is there but not well defined. This is a super drinkable wine and very refreshing. I would suggest serving this at cellar temperature as when it is cold it loses all character. A wine that will match many dishes I had it with a white sauced, chicken pasta. No need to age it.
Alsace – 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.
Pinot Blanc/Bianco – Its spiritual home is Alsace but these vines have travelled the world. In Alsace it is often blended with the other Pinot family members to make a full bodied, easy drinking white. Generally not as complex as the other Pinots but the best are amazing. AKA Weissburgunder.