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Clos Saint Landelin,
The Muré family’s precious monopole
Alfred, grandfather of René Muré, acquired the domaine in 1935, which is now in the sole – and proud – ownership of the Muré family.
Elegant and complex, the wines from this outstanding vineyard develop fine fruit aromas and are extremely long-lived.
Very stony clay-limestone topsoil.
Subsoil of calcareous sandstone from the Bajocian era with limestone conglomerates from the Oligocene.
Situated at the southern end of the Grand Cru Vorbourg vineyard.
Terrace-grown vines with very steep slopes.
12 hectares (25 acres)
Riesling: at the bottom of the slope
Gewurztraminer and Muscat: in the central section of the slope
Pinot Gris: in the southwest corner
Pinot Noir: on the flat
Sylvaner: in the southeast corner
History of the Clos Saint Landelin
The bishops of Strasbourg were the owners of the town of Rouffach and the surrounding area from the 7th century until the French Revolution. At this time, Rouffach was the capital of the "Obermundat".
Landelin, an Irish monk, came to this area to convert the pagans early in the 7th century. He met with a violent death around the year 640. Five springs gushed forth from the place where he was slain and several miracles took place on his grave. He was canonised not long after his death, as was the custom at the time. Shortly afterwards a group of monks settled down nearby, establishing a monastery in St Landelin’s honour, on a site east of the Rhine around the year 725.
Heddon (734-776), bishop of Strasbourg, set about reorganizing this monastery, called Mönchzell, "cella monacorum". He later set up a second and bigger monastery a short distance away from the first one.
This monastery was called Ettenheimmünster (from "Ettonis Monasterium" meaning Heddon's monastery) in the memory of its benefactor. It was endowed with lands, vines, houses and servants from the Rouffach area. This endowment was called "praedium Sancti Landelini", the Saint Landelin Estate.
The vineyards were chosen from among the best available according to the donation act of the time. They are still located on the southern headland of the Strangenberg, in the very old localities called "Altengassen", "Vorberg" -original name of the grand cru "Vorbourg", "Rothengarten", "Hauhl" and "Mannberg".
The "Liber Vitae" book, which was written between 1250 and 1372 and documents the donations and legacies to the "Notre-Dame" church of Rouffach, mentions vines situated near the Saint Landelin Estate several times (public records of Rouffach, "Fonds A", GG, Liber Vitae).
In 1409, the Saint Landelin Estate became an hereditary leasehold of the Berler family from Rouffach, but still remained ecclesiastical property. During the French Revolution the Estate was shared between several private owners.
It was not until the second half of the 19th century that the Clos Saint Landelin vineyard enjoyed a new development; this was due to Dr Wolfgang Weber, who was a real pioneer of Alsatian wine growing. Under the German domination, the vineyard was used as a model by the Agricultural School of Rouffach (which was established by that time).
Impounded after 1918, the Clos Saint Landelin was bought by the owner of a mill, Mr Erny, in 1923. He carried on Dr Weber's work for seven years. In 1930, he sold the Clos St Landelin vineyard with the stocks in barrels and in bottles to a company called "l'Union Vinicole du Haut-Rhin SA" of Colmar.
This company only owned the vineyard for five years, after which it was purchased in 1935 by Mr Alfred Muré of Rouffach, René's grandfather..
Mineral and silky47,50 €
Dry, wide and mineral. Long-ageing potential27,50 €
Slightly sweet, fruity, mineral. Long ageing potential.25,00 €
Slightly sweet, fruity, wide.23,50 €
Sweet, fruity, and long-ageing wine20,80 €
Clay-limestone soil with occasional patches of loess in the downhill sections.
Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir V.
Lenght and minerality34,00 €
Calcareous sandstone topsoil with a predominance of shell limestone (Muschelkalk) from the Triassic period.
Situated in the Soultzmatt Valley
Steep slopes, at 420 metres (1200 feet) above sea level, Zinnkoepflé is the highest grand cru vineyard in Alsace.
Gewurztraminer and Riesling
Slightly sweet, gourmand, balanced by fine bitters.18,50 €
Clay-limestone soils with good drainage.
Various slopes around the town of Rouffach.
Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir