Riesling 2015 Clos St Landelin
The vine :
Located in Rouffach, in the South of Alsace, the Clos Saint Landelin is the sole - and proud - ownership of Muré family. This 12 ha (25 acres) property lies just to the south of the town of Rouffach. Situated at the end of the valley, with south-facing exposition, it is wonderfully sunny until the end of the day. The winds from north and west offer good and clean conditions of maturation. Its very steep slopes need terrace-growing. The clay limestone topsoil is very stony ; the subsoil is made of calcareous sandstone from Bajocien era (Middle Jurassic) with limestone conglomerates from the Oligocene. The vineyard has both biodynamic (Demeter) and organic (Ecocert) certification. The vines are planted with high density, around 10 000 plants by hectare.
- Production area : Clos Saint Landelin
- Average age of vines : 45 years
The wine :
- The winemaking : Slow fermentation (natural yeast) and maturation on fine lees
- Harvest : By hand in 20-kg-boxes
- Date of harvest : September 30th 2015
- Residual sugar : 0.5 gram/litre
- Alcohol : 14.5 %/volume
- Yield : 40 hl/ha
- Ageing potential : until 2037
Tasting notes :
The wine is pale yellow with green reflects. The nose is fine on fresh white fruits, flowers and citrus fruits. The mouth, very fine and elegant, lets taste a good minerality.
93 - Wine Spectator May 2018
93 - Wine Spectator December 2017 «This sleek, light-to medium-bodied white is richly aromatic, with slate and saline notes that expand on the creamy palate, underscoring flavors of Gala apple, anise, slivered almond and honeysuckle. Lithe and lovely. Drink now through 2029.»
16/20 - Le Guide des meilleurs vins de France 2018
16,5/20 - Bettane & Desseauve 2018
Organic and biodynamic wine certified by FR-BIO 01.
AOC Alsace Grand Cru Vorbourg
Wine pairing idea : red mullet