Jean-Baptiste Adam

Riesling Kaefferkopf Vieilles Vignes Grand Cru – 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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Beautifully sunny Kaefferkopf vineyard awarded Grand Cru status in 2007, stretched over several sub-Vogosian hillsides.

  • Altitude: 240 – 320 meters
  • Soils: Granite and silica with clay and limestone subsoils
  • Vine Age: 53 – 68 years
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Pneumatic whole cluster pressed
  • Cold settling at 10º C overnight
  • Feremented using only indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks at 20º C
Winemaker's Notes

Exotic and expressive aromas enlivened with citrus notes.  A rich, well-structured palate supported by minerality and fine acidity. The attack is complex, fresh and full. It finishes with beautiful salinity and juicy, mouth-watering crispiness.

Pair with lightly seared perch, seabass with vanilla butter sauce.

Wine Summary

100% Riesling; alcohol: 13.4%; Grand Cru Kaefferkopf vineyard across several sub-Vogosian hillsides; silica and granite with clay-limestone subsoil; vines 53 – 68 years old; hand harvested; cold settling at 10º C overnight; gentle whole cluster pressed; vinified and aged in stainless steel tanks at 20º C; certified Organic and Biodyamic by EcoCert and DEMETER.

Technical Information
  • 100% Riesling
  • Alcohol: 13.4%
  • Total Acidity: 3.58 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 5.7 g/l
  • Certified Organic and Biodynamic by EcoCert and DEMETER

Reviews

93 Points

Only the faintest note of lemon can be made out on this wine’s shy nose. Lemon ripeness, brightness and juiciness gets their due on a flowing, viviacious and sinuous body that is breezy with zest and gentle with blossomy ease, anchored by a mouthwatering, zesty core.The finish is dry and long.

Wine Enthusiast, November, 2020

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