Sugar is a sensitive subject especially when discussing Riesling. All Rieslings are not sweet but this one happens to be. On a sweetness scale of 1 to 10. this is about a 3. That means lovers of dry wines needn't be worried about the 37.1g/l of residual sugar. Translation: all you Riesling lovers flock to this wine. Food pairings run the gamut, but try it on its own first. It's yummy!
In 1718, Pierre Jordan purchased the family's first vineyards in Pfalz, while Johann-Peter Jordan built the winery in Deidesheim 65 years later. Around the turn of the century, Andreas Jordan elevated quality winemaking in Pfalz by becoming one of the first growers in the area to plant single varieties by vineyard and was also one of the first winemakers to vinify each vineyard separately. A marriage between the Bassermann and Jordan families added the name Bassermann to the winery in 1883. In 1995, the last male member of the Bassermann-Jordan family passed away and in 2002 the remaining heirs decided to sell the winery. Today, the estate is owned by the Niederberger family, with the well-respected winemaker Ulrich Mell leading the charge in the cellar and Gunther Hauck managing the winery. Both are committed to upholding Bassermann-Jordan's reputation for quality winemaking in Pfalz.
- Farming Practices: Organic, Biodynamic
- Harvesting Method: Manual
- Soils: Sandstone, loam, limestone, and basalt
- Fermentation: Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks
- Yeast: Native
- Maturation: Aged for 5 months on the lees before bottling