Riesling 2016 SGN Clos St Landelin
The vine :
Located in Rouffach, in the South of Alsace, the Clos Saint Landelin, monopoly of the Muré family, covers 12 hectares (29 acres). It’s situated at the southern end of the grand cru Vorbourg. Its steep south facing slopes are cultivated in terraces. The soil is clay and limestone with a lot of stones. The subsoil is made of calcareous sandstone from the Bajocien and calcareous conglomerates from the Oligocene. The vineyard is in organic farming.
- Average age of vines : 50 years
The wine :
- Vinification : Slow fermentation and maturation on fine lees.
- Residual sugar : 193 grams/litre
- Alcohol : 9.5 %/volume
- Date of harvest : October 5th and 6th 2016
- Ageing potential : More than 20 years
96 - Vinous Janvier 201 9 : « Bright straw. Deep, refined aromas of peach, nectarine, lemon, jelly and tangerine jam, complicated by spicy botrytis (...).» Ian d’Agata
95 - James Suckling Mai 2018 « An exotic fruit extravaganza ! Luscious and seductive. This remains totally straight, all thanks to the vibrant acidity and purity of the flavors. Right through the very long clean finish. Delicious now, but this wine will develop magnificently over at least a quarter of century...»
Organic and biodynamic wines certified by FR-BIO 01.
AOC Grand Cru Vorbourg.