In May 2014, Jean-Baptiste Adam and his family celebrated the 400th anniversary of their family being grape growers and winemakers in Ammerschwihr, Alsace, France. Jean-Baptiste’s daughter, Laure, is the 15th generation to participate in the family wine business. Through the centuries family members have been leaders in their community. Now, Jean-Baptiste can count himself among the leaders of biodynamic farming in Alsace. Jean-Baptiste Adam produces wines of elegance, balance, minerality and longevity.
The citrus-colored 2014 Riesling Letzenberg opens as a classic limestone Riesling, with beautifully matured and elegant white seed fruit aromas intermixed with pineapple, fresh lemon and delicate earthy/chalky flavors. This nose is beautifully transparent, fresh and detailed, less exuberant than the 2015, and focused more so on the complex Letzenberg terrior–fascinating! Opening with a piquant attack on the palate, this is an elegant and pure, rather linear, fresh and mineral dry Riesling that shows more bones than flesh. It is an excellent representative of the Letzenberg terrior. It is a very fruit-friendly, rather medium-bodied Riesling with a stimulating tannin grip and salinity in the long, tension-filled finish. Drink it over the next 8-10 years! Picked on the 26th September 2014, bottled on 8th July 2015 and tasted in January 2017. It has 12.91% alcohol.
A 2014 that is both ripe and clean with plenty of peach and citrus fruit. This has both body and depth. Very good now, but probably better with a couple more years of bottle aging. Made from biodynamic grapes. Demeter approved.