Jean-Baptiste Adam

Riesling “les Natures” – 2021


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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Estate vineyards in Ammerschwihr.

  • Soils: Granite
  • Altitude: 650 feet
  • Exposure: Southeast
  • Vines Planted: 1975 – 2010
  • Vine Training System: Double Guyot
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Pneumatic pressing
  • Cold settling
  • Fermented using only indigenous yeasts in century old wooden casks at 68ºF
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. Scents of fresh lemon, white flowers and stones. The attack is well structured with vivacity, full and lively. Crispy and refreshing, this Riesling will please aficionados of dry, expressive and complex white wines.

Pair with seafood, sushi and goat cheese.

Wine Summary

100% Riesling; 13% alcohol; residual sugar 3 g/l; grown in granite soils; hand harvested; pneumatic pressing; cold settling; fermented in 100 year old wooden casks using only indigenous yeasts at controlled temperature of 68ºF;  certified Organic and Biodynamic.

Technical Information
  • 100% Riesling
  • Alcohol: 13%
  • Total Acidity: 5.75 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 3 g/l
  • Certified Organic and Biodynamic

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