Jean-Baptiste Adam

Pinot Noir “les Natures” – 2016

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 Noir Planted 1975 – 2010 Granite 3 acres

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

In our continuous quest of qualitative excellence, and by showing impeccable respect to the environment, it became natural for us to associate to our well known range of “Grand Vins de Jean-Baptiste Adam”, dedicated to the expression of the terroir, with an organic range of wines which are fully dedicated to the expression of the grape variety. Produced in perfect harmony with the soil, the earth, the air and the vines, vinified and matured in century old wooden casks, “Les Natures” are wines of character, generously expressing pure and natural flavors, and which will satisfy all amateurs of true pure and natural wines!

  • Size of vineyard:  3 acres
  • Soil composition:  Granite
  • Training method:  Double Guyot
  • Elevation:  656 ft.
  • Exposure:  Southeast
  • Year vineyard planted:  From 1975 to 2010
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time: mid-September
  • Number of bottles produced: about 6,000
  • Fermentation container: Century wooden cask
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation: Between 4 and 5 months
  • Fermentation temperature: Controlled from 68° to 76°
  • Aging container: Century wooden cask
  • Cooperage: French
  • Length of aging before bottling: Between 8 and 12 months
  • Length of bottle aging: Minimum of 12 months
Wine Summary
  • Made from Pinot Noir grapes
  • Vine age – planted 1975 – 2010
  • Grown on soils of granite
  • Fermented in century wooden cask at 68°F to 76°F
  • Aged in French century wooden cask and the bottle
  • Aged for between 8 and 12 months in the wooden cask and a minimum of 12 months in the bottle
Technical Information
  • Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol: 12.95%
  • pH level: 3.57
  • Residual sugar: 0.6 g/L
  • Acidity: 3.63 g/L
Miscellaneous
  • An amazing Pinot Noir with a lot of promise
  • Pleasant on the nose, very fruity and aromatic
  • Delicate on the palate
  • Cherry, silky tannins and light oakiness lead to a harmonious, supple and tangy finish

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