Jean-Baptiste Adam

Sec Si – 2020


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

Vineyards in Ammerschwihr.

  • Soils: Granite
Harvest Notes
  • Hand harvested
  • Gentle pneumatic, whole cluster pressing
  • Cold settling at 50ºF
  • Fermentation in century old wooden casks at 68ºF
  • Aged minimum of 6 months on lees in casks
Winemaker's Notes

“Sec” for Dry…”Si” for Yes! Crispy – fresh – fruity. A delicate Sylvaner united with the seductive scent of Muscat. Fine and elegant on the nose with notes of fresh fruits. Crispy and lemony palate…. Together they embody vivacity, freshness and youth! How not to fall in love with this Alsatian-style wine? Resistance is futile!

Pour as an aperitif with friends, with poultry or sushi, or at a cold buffet.

Wine Summary

70% Sylvaner, 30% Muscat; alcohol: 12.5%; grown on granite soils in Ammerschwihr; hand harvested; cold settling at 50ºF; fermented at 68ºF in century old wooden casks; aged 6 months on lees in casks.

Technical Information
  • 70% Slyvaner, 30% Muscat grapes
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Total Acidity: 3.37 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 0.55 g/l

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