Rene Mure Clos St. Landelin Vorbourg Riesling Selection de Grains Nobles 2007 500ml

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Wine Spectator – the elegance of this wine belies the intensity of its racy acidity and well-meshed frame. Offers layers of flavor--from apple and peach pie to smoke and honey to toffee and a hint of beeswax. This is incredibly silky and lightly mouthcoating, and the finish just keeps going. Drink now through 2030.

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Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – Riesling Vorbourg Clos St.-Landelin Selection de Grains Nobles smells hauntingly of sweetly floral perfume; brown spiced apple jelly; and orange marmalade, whose flavors are joined on a glycerin-rich, silken palate by yellow plum preserves and more importantly by an efficacious burst of fresh lime. The result is a remarkable combination of richness with engaging juiciness and sheer refreshment, an instance were rigorous selection of the most perfectly-botrytized berries (along, Mure notes, with some healthily-shriveled) resulted not in a wine of more obvious botrytization but instead one of greater clarity and lift. This ravishing Riesling should gain in complexity and be worth following for a quarter century.

About This Wine

The sensational Grand Cru Muré Monopole. The Clos St Landelin is one of the great viticultural sites for the expressiveness and power of Alsace's most noble varieties and is farmed bio-dynamically; the Clos St Landelin Grand Crus are absolutely gorgeous showing mouth filling concentration with mineral finesse.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Riesling
Country France
Region Alsace
Brand Rene Mure
Vintage 2007

Alsatian wine

Alsace is a unique wine region in North Eastern France, bordering Germany and having also been under German control for much of its existence. Due to this influence, unlike other French regions, wines from Alsace are mostly single varietal bottlings and are also labelled with the variety. They also are legally required to use a tall slimmer bottle called flûtes d'Alsace, that is also commonly seen with German wines.

Almost all the wine produced in the region is white (90%) except for Pinot Noir which is used mainly for sparkling wine. Alsace is most known for its Riesling, which is dry, fresh and floral in its youth but develops complex mineral and flint character with age. Following behind is Gewurztraminer with signature spice and beautiful lychee aromatics. The smell of this wine is intoxicating, it is used to make dry but also late harvest dessert wines. Pinot Gris is also a prized variety of the region with its combination of crisp acidity and savory spice as well as ripe stone fruit flavours.

In Autumn humidity builds up to facilitate the development of “noble rot” to produce late-picked sweet wines. In Alsace there are two classifications for late harvest wines: Vendange Tardive (VT) and Sélection de Grains Nobles (SGN). VT for regular late harvest wines and SGN meaning grapes affected by noble rot.

Other varieties grown here include Pinot Blanc, Muscat, Auxerrois, Chasselas and Sylvaner.

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