Jean-Baptiste Adam

Riesling Vendanges Tardives – 2017

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
  • Soils: Granite
  • Vine age: over 30 years
Harvest Notes
  • Delayed harvest to increase sugar content and development of Botrytis Cinerea (noble rot)
  • Hand harvested and berries selected for maximum sugars concentration
  • Pneumatic pressing
  • Settling by gravity
  • Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks
Winemaker's Notes

A harmonious yellow in the glass. This late harvest Riesling exudes mineral scents, freshly cut grass and rhubarb.

Serve as an aperitif, with pan-fired liver accompanied by a compote of rhubarb, or at the end of a meal with a Fourme d’Ambert cheese.

Wine Summary

100% Riesling, alcohol: 11%; residual sugar: 90 g/l; grown in granite soils; vines over 30 years old; late manual harvest and berry selection to concentrate sugars and encourage Botrytis Cinerea development; pneumatic pressing; gravity settling; fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks.

Technical Information
  • 100% Riesling grapes
  • Alcohol: 11%
  • Total Acidity: 3.96 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 90 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