Jean-Baptiste Adam

Pinot Gris Reserve – 2018

Region: FRANCE - ALSACE

Jean-Baptiste Adam

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.

Grapes / Soils

Pinot Gris Planted 1975 – 2010 Chalk, clay and granite 9 acres

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Reserve wines are made after a rigorous selection of the grapes produced on the hills of Ammerschwihr and the surrounding village. Patiently matured in our storage cellars, they express with finesse the singular fruit of each of the Alsatian grape varieties.With a good length in the mouth, these are gastronomic wines selected for their personality.

  • Size of vineyard:  9 acres
  • Soil composition:  Chalk, clay and granite
  • Training method:  Double Guyot
  • Elevation:  656 ft.
  • Exposure:  Southeast
  • Year planted:  From 1975 to 2010
Harvest Notes
  • Hand-picked grapes
  • Gentle pressing of the whole grapes in pneumatic press tank
  • Settling down by gravity and vinification in stainless steel vats
Winemaker's Notes
  • On the nose, the wine displays lovely fruity notes like peach and hints of the typical grilled and smoked aromas which come from the grape variety
  • In the mouth, the opening is rich and smooth, completed by a beautiful freshness
  • Fruity and complex and crisp, wonderfully balanced wine is a great gastronomy offering
  • This Pinot Gris will make a perfect companion for aperitif and will perfectly match with terrines, white meat, poultry and cheese
  • It can be enjoyed right away, but can also benefit from bottle aging over the next 4 to 5 years
Wine Summary
  • Made from Pinot Gris grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1975 – 2010.
  • Grown on soils of chalk, clay and granite.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks for 1-3 months at 68°F to 76°F.
  • Aged in stainless steel tanks for 3 months.
Technical Information
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Gris
  • Alcohol: 12.21%
  • Residual Sugar: 11.49 g/l
  • Acidity: 3.16 g/L

General Info

Country France
Region ALSACE
Appellation(s) AOP ALSACE – AOP CREMANT D’ALSACE- AOP ALSACE GRAND CRU -AOP VENDANDES TARDIVES- AOP SELECTION DE GRAINS NOBLES
Proprietors JEAN-BAPTISTE ADAM
Founded 1614
Winemaker JEAN-BAPTISTE ADAM
Annual Production 600 000 to 800 000 BOTTLES
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) ORGANIC AND BIODYNAMIC CERTIFIED ORAGNIC AND DEMETER