Muré is an important house with origins going back to 1650. Today there is an 11th and 12th generation in charge making wines that are much improving and with a particular strength in red wines. The cellars are based just outside the town of Rouffach in southern Alsace. Historically this area which is particularly dry and sunny was far better known for its reds tha its whites. At the helm is René Muré, softly spoken and thoughtful and is helped by his two children, Véronique and Thomas.
The jewel in their crown is the famouis Clos Saint Landelin. This vineyard was named after an Irish saint who reputedly settled here in the ninth century tio preach the gospel and it is located as part of the grand cru Vorbourg. Most varieties do well here but the best is probably pinot noir; so much so that it is likely that red wines will be allowed grand cru status.