Jean-Baptiste Adam

Pinot Blanc “les Natures” – 2019


Jean-Baptiste Adam

For more than 400 years, Jean-Baptiste Adam and his family have been grape growers and winemakers in Ammerschwihr. Throughout the centuries the Adam family has farmed vineyards, made wine, sold wine locally and sold wine in foreign lands. They survived the Thirty Years War (1618-1648), the Valois and Bourbon dynasties, the French Revolution, the Napoleonic wars, annexation by Germany and back to France, WWI, WWII, famine and disease.

Jean-Batiste V joined the winery in 1982, at the age of 21, after finishing his studies of wine, enology, and marketing. In 1996, Jean-Baptiste took over full management of the property from his father, Jean-Marie. Soon after taking charge of the company, he modernized the winery and created a processing and storage facility for the production of Crémant. In 2003, he converted the vineyards to biodynamic agriculture wholeheartedly. Today, he is considered a leader of biodynamic farming practices in Alsace.

Jean-Baptiste’s daughter, Laure, is the 15th generation to work in the family business. Armed with a BS in Viticulture and Enology, a Wine and Commerce license, and a master’s degree in Wine Management & Marketing, she is an integral part of the business.

Jean-Baptiste Adam produces wines of elegance, balance, minerality and longevity.

Grapes / Soils

Pinot Blanc Planted 1975 – 2010 Granite 7 acres

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyards in Ammerschwihr.

  • Altitude: 656 feet
  • Soils: Granite
  • Vine Training System: Double Guyot
  • Exposure: Southeast
  • Vines Planted: 1975 – 2010
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Gentle pneumatic pressing before settling
  • Fermented in century-old wooden casks at controlled temperature of 68º F using only indigenous yeasts for approximately 5 months
  • Aged in casks 8 – 12 months
  • Aged in bottle 12 months
Winemaker's Notes

Produced in perfect harmony with the soil, the earth, the air and the vines, “les Natures” organic wines are fully dedicated to the expression of grape variety. This Pinot Blanc immediately reveals its character full of finesse and lightness. Fruity aromas, freshness, and elegant acidity combine harmoniously and make this pinot blanc a dry and balanced wine.

Pair with starters, fish, seafood and white meats.

Wine Summary

100% Pinot Blanc; alcohol: 13%; granite soils; vines planted 1975 – 2010; hand harvested with gentle pressing; only indigenous yeast fermentation in century-old wood casks for 5 months at 68º F; aged 8 – 10 months in casks; aged 12  months in bottle; certified Organic and Biodynamic.

Technical Information
  • 100% Pinot Blanc grapes
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 2.79 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 3.37 g/l
  • Certified Organic and Biodynamic


91 Points

Earthy notes of buttery mushrooms fill this wine’s sturdy structure and textural richness. Its firm acidity makes it a great match alongside raclette.

Wine and Spirits, October, 2021

90 Points

Pale yellow. Aromas and flavours of white peach, honey and beeswax. A spicy nuance gains steam on the medium-long fresh finish. May not be the last word in complexity but this is so much fun to drink I found I couldn’t put the glass back down. I think Adam has knack with this wine.

Terroir Sense - Ian D'Agata, October, 2021

General Info

Country France
Region Alsace
Proprietors Jean-Baptiste Adam, Laure Adam
Founded 1614
Winemaker Mathilde Jaegler and Philippe Ruhlmann
Annual Production 50,000 to 66,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Certified Biodynamic DEMETER since 2007, Certified Organic by EcoCert France