The Alsace region is a thin strip of steep hillside vineyards is located in northeast France. It is protected by the Vosges mountains to the west, Alsace is the driest region of France, a factor that compensates for the northerly location. Its wines were the first single varietals in France to be honoured with Appellation Controllée status 70 or more years ago. They are wines recognised for their rich aromatics and distinct character and are an ideal accompaniment with food
J-B Adam is one of the oldest estates in Alsace, with 19 ha of organic vineyard in the Haut Rhin village of Ammerschwir. The granite slopes of Grand Cru ‘Kaefferkopf’ provide the backdrop to the village and produce the estate’s unforgettable wines. 400 years on, J-B Adam remains in safe family hands, guided by the 14th generation of Adams, Jean-Baptiste and his daughters Laure, Pauline and Marie. Their progressive stewardship has seen the introduction of biodynamic principals and a ‘non-interventionist’ regime in the cellar (a natural process of slow pressing, wild fermentations and no filtration) that ensures wonderfully expressive, clean and complex wines.
Kaefferkopf is an Alsace Grand Cru vineyard in the village of Ammerschwihr in Alsace, north-eastern France. This exceptional riesling is a true expression of Kaefferkopf, intense and full of lemon, lime, peaches, pears, lemongrass and white blossoms. The palate is dry with fresh, aromatic flavours of citrus and stone fruits with a distinctive flinty minerality. A fantastic wine, well structured with a racy acidity and an exceptional long finish.
A perfect match for scallops and shellfish. Also try pairing with tradtitional Alsacian dishes such as Sauerkraut.