Highlights: Kumpf & Meyer Riesling Westerberg Perpétuel 15/18/19 Alsace

This is a new Alsace domaine to me. It was created back in the 1990s when Philippe Meyer and Sophie Kumpf married and founded Kumpf & Meyer in village of Rosheim. They divorced in 2009 and Sophie carried on with Julien Albertus as winemaker and viticulturist. This wine is unusual as it is the beginning of a solera.

Kumpf & Meyer Riesling Westerberg Perpétuel 15/18/19 Alsace
14% alcohol. The early stages of a solera in 4000 litre foudre, this brings together wines from three vintages, aged and bottled with no added sulfites. Full malolactic fermentation occurs. South facing sloped lieu dit with clay/limestone soils. Yellow/gold in colour, this is powerful and structured with lovely bold lime notes as well as some honey, spice and mineral savouriness, with a touch of pith. It’s really complex and multi-layered with a complex savoury edge to the lemon and lime fruit, and finishes dry. 94/100

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