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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Adam Gewurztraminer Reserve 2005
Adam Gewurztraminer Reserve 2005
(search item no. 89976)
screw cap wine


PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A balance of time-honored tradition and applying modern winemaking techniques, help explain why the wines of Jean-Baptiste Adam are some of the most highly regarded in Alsace.

Aromas of rose petals and honeysuckle reveal enticing flavors of litchi fruit and hints of honeysuckle. Fat and rich, yet fresh and fruity. The anticipated spiciness makes this wine a classic example of Alsatian Gewurztraminer.

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About Jean-Baptiste Adam:

The winery was founded in 1614 by Jean Baptiste Adam. Ownership has been traditionally passed down from father to son, from generation to generation. Today, the founder’s namesake, Jean Baptiste, is the current owner and general director of the estate. Jean Baptiste incorporates his knowledge gained from studying winemaking in Burgundy and business in Strasbourg with all that four centuries of tradition has taught him.

The Adam estate is located in the heart of Alsace in the village of Ammerschwihr, which enjoys an exceptional microclimate of sunny, warm and dry days that guarantee ideal conditions for growing grapes. The region also receives the least amount of yearly rainfall, only about 500 mm per year. This ensures gradual ripening of the grapes and extremely aromatic wines. The wines of Adam come from slopes with optimum exposure to sunlight. The vineyards are a mosaic of terroir and minerals consisting of gneiss, granite, shale and sandstone.