The Adam family has been making wine in Ammerschwihr since 1614. Winemaker Jean-Baptiste, who’s been at the helm since 1996 (he’s the 14th generation) now runs the estate with his daughter, Laure (the 15th).
Hey, no pressure — except in the bottle.
In 2003 they began farming following biodynamic practices. This wine is made from Pinot Noir, fermented in one-hundred-year-old wooden tanks. The wine ages for a minimum of nine months en triage prior to disgorgement, and the dosage brings the finished sugar to a mere 2.8 g/L.
The color is a pale watermelon pink with salmon glints. The fizz is active, spumy (even in the bottle after opening); in the glass, it yields abundant chains of bubbles. The wine is fragrant of strawberries and fresh grass, and the palate is crackly and sharp, with ample strawberry-cherry fruits and a finishing flare of savory umami. It’s a terrific value in a biodynamic, traditional method wine.
NV Jean-Baptiste Adam Brut Rosé Crémant d’Alsace
12% ABV | $19 (sample); imported by The Sorting Table