Kumpf & Meyer Utopiste
2 in stock
Region: Alsace, France
Grape varieties: 100% Gewurztraminer
Kumpf & Meyer Utopiste is a skin-contact orange wine made from organic Gewurztraminer with 15 days of skin maceration. Salty and bright.
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About Kumpf & Meyer Utopiste
Kumpf & Meyer Utopiste is a skin-contact orange wine made from organic Gewurztraminer grown on clay and limestone on the hillsides
of the villages of Rosheim and Molsheim. 15-day skin maceration with completely destemmed grapes. The wine sees two light pump-overs and 8-month aging in stainless steel vats. No added sulfites and unfiltered.
About Kumpf & Meyer
In the beginning, there was the creative carelessness of a young couple, Sophie Kumpf and Philippe Meyer, both Alsatians, both son and daughter of winegrowers. From their union, the Kumpf & Meyer estate was born in 1997
Time passed and the desires with it, Philippe had desires elsewhere and a new beginning. Sophie, still full of carelessness, first took up the torch alone, then, in 2010, accompanied by Julien Albertus. This young winegrower arrived at the estate, overflowing with ideas and convictions. Under his leadership, the vines went organic, and logically, the wines were produced naturally. Today the vineyard covers 15 hectares, 5 municipalities, and 70 plots.
The vines at Kumpf & Meyer must be seen as a whole, it is dependent on the soil in which it grows, on the flora and fauna that surround it, on the climate which determines its growth, and on the human being who works it. A healthy grape is born from this connection between all these elements, the interaction of which must be encouraged.
At Kumpf & Meyer, they see the soil as the basis of everything, a rooting support for the vine, but also a source of its food and good health. To be interested in it is to glimpse an extremely diverse world, with particularly complex biological, physical and chemical balances. But this world is fragile and every intervention must be considered because it always has consequences. Plowing, for example, mixes the first layers of the soil and breaks its biological dynamics. They do not use mineral fertilizers or chemical phytosanitary products. The winery encourages life in the soils through grass cover all year round. It can be natural or chosen through plants that have agronomic interests (legumes, cereals, crucifers, etc.).