Jean-Baptiste Adam

Riesling “les Natures” – 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

Riesling Planted 1975 – 2010 Granite 5 acres

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Size of vineyard:  5 acres
  • Soil composition:  Granite
  • Training method:  Double Guyot
  • Elevation:  656 ft.
  • Exposure:  Southeast
  • Year vineyard planted:  From 1975 to 2010
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested and pneumatically pressed
  • Fermentation container: French century wooden cask
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation: between 4 and 5 months
  • Fermentation temperature: Controlled at 20°C
  • Aging container: century wooden cask
  • Length of aging before bottling: Between 8 and 12 months
  • Length of bottle aging: Minimum of 12 months
Winemaker's Notes

Here is a Riesling full of body! We distinguish notes of fresh lemon, white flowers and lime aromas. The attack is well structured with vivacity, full and lively. Crispy and refreshing, this Riesling will please lovers of dry, expressive, and complex white wines.

Pair with seafood, sushi, fish and goat cheese.

Wine Summary

100% Riesling; alcohol: 13%; slate soils; vines planted 1975 – 2010; hand harvested; fermented and aged in century wooden casks at 20°C; aged 8 – 12 months in cask; aged 12 months in bottle before release.

Technical Information
  • 100% Riesling grapes
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Residual Sugar: 2 g/L
  • Total Acidity: 4.5 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