About: In 1718, Pierre Jordan purchased the family’s first vineyards in Pfalz, while Johann-Peter Jordan built the winery in Deidesheim sixty-five 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. Bassermann-Jordan is one of the founding members of the VDP, Germany’s top organization to ensure quality wine. Bassermann-Jordan property holdings include some of the most notable winegrowing sites in the Pfalz region of Germany. One third are top-rated Grand Cru vineyards such as Hohenmorgen, Pechstein, and Jesuitengarten. The vineyards are organically farmed without the use of chemical pesticides. “Bassermann-Jordan has long been one of my favorite German wine estates. I simply never tire of their wines. Ever since my first visit there now many years ago when I tasted not just great Rieslings but also a unique, unforgettable and rare Scheurebe Auslese that winemaker Uli Mell told me had been forgotten somewhere in the estate’s large underground cellars (apparently the winery had only grown Riesling until 1996), I have always searched out the estate’s wines.” -Ian D’Agata (01/17) The Riesling grapes are sourced from vineyards around Ruppertsberg, Deidesheim, and Forst. After hand harvesting in mid-September, the grapes were softly pressed and the must settled for 24 hours. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by a period of 5 months on the lees before bottling. The nose has floral notes with accents of peach and fresh pear. Light and refreshing on the palate with lots of elegance. Gentle sweetness and a fine acidity gives a nice balance to this Riesling. Pairs perfectly with Asian food, seafood, or just as a delicious sipping wine.