A touch of earthiness on the nose is followed by a palate showing real freshness and purity of the black cherry and strawberry fruit. Medium to full-bodied, there is a fine tannic grip and lingering mineral notes on the finish.
The Côte de Rouffach is located in the south of Alsace’s wine growing area on the east-facing slopes of the villages of Pfaffenheim, Rouffach and Westhalten, protected by the highest peaks of the Vosges. The vines are planted mainly on calcarous soils and are on average forty years old. The vineyards are certified organic. Harvesting took place by hand, into 20kg boxes.
Following a slow, cool fermentation with natural yeasts, the wine spent twelve months in barriques before bottling.
Côte de Rouffach
Pinot Noir 100%
The Muré family have been making wine in the southerly Rouffach region since the end of the Thirty Years War in 1648; René is the eleventh generation in charge, and farms both the original holdings and the Clos St Landelin, a thirteen-hectare plot within the Grand Cru Vorbourg bought by his grandfather in 1935.