Domaine Kumpf et Meyer, Rosheim

Julien Albertus has a lot on his plate. He farms 16 biodynamic hectares spread out on 70 small parcels around the area of Rosheim, northern Alsace. This domaine was founded by Sophie and Philippe in 1990 and they have been working organically since the beginning. The name is a combination of the two areas which they have land at: Kumpf Molsheim and Meyer Rosenwiller. In 2010, when Phillippe left the domaine, Julien replaced him and brought new energy and ideas. He started to work biodynamically in the vineyards, for him it’s the best way to work if you want to express the full potential of each terroir.

Julien loves drinking wine and since 2012 he has been making the ’Restons Nature’, unfiltered wines without any addition of sulfur. His other wines undergo a very light filtration and he adds a little sulfur during the bottling. This passionate winemaker listens to his wines and he lets them take the time they need for ageing and developing, all depending on vintage and terroir.

The wines are rich in fruit, energy, minerality and freshness.

2019/20 Restons Dark

Soil: Argilo Calcaire 
Grape: 50% Pinot Gris & 50% Pinot Auxerrois
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: Planted 1992
Yields: 60 hl/ha

VinificationThree days of maceration followed by fermentation in steel tank, 2019 was still fermenting when 2020 was harvested so Julien mixed in 50% of 2020. By this method he speeded up the fermentation and it was bottled in March 2021, with some sugar left to create perfect bubbles. Disgorged in March 2022.


2019/20 Riesling

Soil: Clay and limestone.
Grape: Riesling
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: planted 1987-2007
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: In September 2020 Julien added the must from 2019 to the newly pressed must. It all finished fermentation together and was aged 1,5 years on the lees.


2015/18/19 Riesling Westerberg ‘Perpertuel’

Soil: Clay and limestone, the steep Westerberg vineyard.
Grape: Riesling
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: planted 1979-2004
Yields: 30 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press then fermented and aged in one 4000 liter foudre, this is a solera that Julien created to show the character of the vineyard instead of one vintage. Bottling took place in June 2022. And after bottling Julien added vintage 2020 to the Solera.


2018/20 Ya + Qua

Soil: Clay and limestone.
Grape: 50% Sylvaner, 50% Auxerrois
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: Planted 1987-2007
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press then fermented and aged in foudres and stainless steel tanks. Blended and bottled in August 2021.


2020 Hédoniste Pinot Gris

Soil: Clay and limestone.
Grape: Pinot Gris
Appellation: AOC Alsace

Age of Vines: planted 1980 & 2000Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Destemmed then fermented with the skins for 2 weeks before pressing. After the press the wine was aged in old 500 liter barrels for 9 months.


2020 Bardinerie 

Soil: Marl and limestone, Furstweg
Grape: Auxerois
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: Planted 1985
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: 3 days skinmaceration to fixate minerality and structure. After the press fermentation and ageing took place in 4000 liter foudres, bottled in August 2021.


2017/19 Je suis de Marne

Soil: Marl (Brudenthal)
Grape: 40% Riesling 30% Pinot Gris 30% Gewürztraminer
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: planted 1987-2007
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press then fermented and aged in 4000 liter foudres. The two vintages were blended in June 2020 and bottled in August 2020. Julien likes to blend vintages to show the terroir instead of one specifik vintage.


2017 Riesling Westerberg

Soil: Clay and limestone, the steep Westerberg vineyard.
Grape: Riesling
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: Planted 1979-2004
Yields: 30 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press then fermented and aged in 4000 liter foudres.
Bottled after 30 months.


2020 l’Utopiste Gewürtztraminer

Soil: Clay and limestone.
Grape: Gewürtztraminer
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: Planted 1960-2010
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Whole bunch fermentation for 1 month before pressing. After the press the wine was aged in stainless steel for 11 months.


2017/20 Anarchiste

Soil: Clay and limestone
Grape: Muscat d’Alexandria and Ottonel
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: Planted 1960-1980
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Whole bunch fermentation for 1 month before pressing. After the press the wine was aged in stainless steel before blending and bottling took place in August 2021.


2019 Infrarouge Pinot Noir

Soil: Clay and limestone, Molsheim
Grape: Pinot Noir
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: planted 1960-1985
Yields: 60 hl/ha

Vinification: 75% whole bunch & 25% destemmed grapes fermented together with the skins for one week. 50% was aged in old wood and 50% in concrete tanks before bottling in November 2020.


Below you find the Jeaux de Vins, which is Juliens negociant project where he makes wines with friends working organically:

2021 Une Impression de Fête (Also in 20 l KeyKeg)

Soil: Limestone and marl
Grape: Riesling
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: Planted 1985
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press then fermented and aged in 4000 liter foudres, bottling took place in June 2022. These grapes were bought from Domaine Einhart located in Rosenwiller.


2020/21 Voilà

Soil: Limestone and marl
Grape: Gewürttraminer, Muscat, Sylvaner, Auxerrois
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: Planted 1985
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: 2020 Gewürtztraminer and Muscat were directly pressed then fermented and aged in foudres. In September 2021 fresh directly pressed must from Sylvaner and Auxerrois was added and they fermented and aged together. Bottling took place in June 2022. These grapes were bought from Domaine Einhart located in Rosenwiller


18/21 La Bouteille sur la Table

Soil: Loess
Grape: 50% Gewürtztraminer 50% Sylvaner
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: Planted 1991
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press for the 2018 Gewürtztraminer that was fermenting very slowly in stainless steel tanks until Julien blended in  the 2021 Sylvaner that was skinmacerated for 4 days and then blended with the Gewürtz. This trick finished of the fermentation for the Gewürtz and made a complex and fun wine. Bottling took place in June 2022. These grapes were bought from Domaine Einhart located in Rosenwiller


2021 Tout va Bien

Soil: Clay
Grape: 50% Pinot Gris 50% Auxerois
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: Planted 1985
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press then fermented and aged in 4000 liter foudres, bottling took place in June 2022. These grapes were bought from Domaine Leininger located in Barr.


2021 Pinot Grisant

Soil: Limestone & marl
Grape: Pinot Gris
Appellation: Vdf

Age of Vines: Planted 1992
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: De stemmed and fermented with the skins for 14 days before pressing.
After the press the wine was aged in stainless steel for 8 months.
These grapes are bought from Domaine Einhart located in Rosenwiller


2020 La maceration de Gewürtz Keykeg

Soil: Clay
Grape: Gewürtztraminer
Appellation: Vdf
Age of Vines: Planted 1970
Yields: 45 hl/ha

Vinification: De stemmed and fermented with the skins for 7 days before pressing. After the press the wine was aged in stainless steel for 8 months. These grapes were bought from Domaine Leininger located in Barr.


2019 Pierre Bleue, KeyKeg

Soil: Loess
Grape: Riesling
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: Planted 1980-1995
Yields: a 45 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press then fermented and aged in 4000 liter foudres. Kegged in April 2021 These grapes were bought from Domaine Goepp located in Heiligenstein.


2021 Pinot Noir, KeyKeg

Soil: Clay & limestone
Grape: Pinot Noir
Appellation: AOC Alsace
Age of Vines: Planted 1980-1995
Yields: 50 hl/ha

Vinification50% of the grapes are destemmed, the rest is fermented in whole clusters. Pressing took place after 15 days of fermentation with the skins, then aged in concrete tank before ‘kegging’ in June 2022. These grapes were bought from Domaine Kirrman located in Epfig.