Located in the southern part of the Alsatian vineyard (17 km south of Colmar), the Rouffach vineyards have forged a brilliant reputation since Roman times.
The Grand Ballon and the Petit Ballon, the highest peaks in the Vosges, protect this region from the westerly winds carrying rain clouds, favouring an exceptionally sunny and dry climate (with 500 mm of precipitation, the annual rate is lower than in Nice). This very privileged location is complemented by the richness of clay-limestone soils and calcaro-greasy basements that welcome with equal success all Alsatian grape varieties: riesling, pinot noir, gewürztraminer, pinot gris, muscat, sylvaner and pinot blanc.
The Clos Saint Landelin, precious monopoly of the Muré family Clos Saint Landelin is located south of the town of Rouffach.
This property of the Bishop of Strasbourg was donated in the 8th century by Bishop Heddon to the convent of Saint Landelin. The deed of donation mentions "the vines chosen from among the best in Alsace." René Muré's grandfather Alfred acquired the estate in 1935 and the Muré family is now its sole and proud owner. With René's recent retirement his children are now at the helm with Véronique Muré managing the commercial and administrative side of the Estate since 2001 and Thomas Muré a viticulture and winemaking graduate he divides his time between the cellar and the 28 hectares of vines.
Producing exceptional Riesling and Pinot Gris from Alsace. Muré wines are fine with beautifully mineral-laden acidity. This is achieved in the vineyard where Alsace’s naturally long ripening season is enhanced by Muré’s exceptional south-facing slopes. These are exciting wines, abundant in flavour, opulence & lacy acidity. The sensational Grand Cru Monopole Clos St Landelin is one of the great vinicultural sites for the expression and power of Alsace’s most noble varieties and is farmed bio-dynamically; the Clos St Landelin Grand Cru’s are absolutely gorgeous.