Bassermann-Jordan, with origins going back to 1718, is one of the leading producers of Germany’s Pfalz (or Palatinate) region, based in Deidesheim, with excellent vineyard holdings there and in the neighbouring villages of Forst, Ruppertsberg, Wachenheim, Königsbach and Niederkirchen.
The Riesling Trocken is Bassermann-Jordan’s entry-level wine. It shows the style of the maker and also expresses Riesling as it is grown in the Pfalz region -- showing fine fruit, elegant acidity and enthralling minerality. It came from organically-farmed vineyards around Deidesheim, Ruppertsberg and Forst.
"Ripe yet cool nose with plenty of lime zest and sliced pears. Light body and discreet fruit, but a rather energetic finish. Made from biodynamically grown grapes."
88 points, jamessuckling.com, September 2018
A lovely example, with a crunchy texture and vibrant structure, this shows complexity and harmony. Notes of nectarine, white pepper and persimmon allure you to the mineral-infused finish.
90 points, Aleks Zecevic, Wine Spectator (2019)
Bassermann-Jordan’s vineayards include some of the most notable winegrowing sites in the Pfalz. Covering more than 49 ha, their vineyard locations in Forst, Deidesheim and Ruppertsberg include 20 different single vineyard sites. A third of these vineyards are classified Grand Cru such as Hohenmorgen, Pechstein, and Jesuitengarten. These vineyards are organically farmed and winemaker Ulrich Mell focuses on spontaneous fermentation without artificial additives prior to lees ageing.
In 1718, Pierre Jordan purchased the family's first vineyards in Pfalz. 65 years later, Johann-Peter Jordan built the winery in Deidesheim. Quality is a Jordan family tradition. Around 1800, Andreas Jordan was a part of the avant-garde of growers changed the face of viticulture in the Pfalz by planting single varieties by the vineyard. He was also one of the first winemakers to vinify each vineyard separately. Later, in 1883, marriage between the Bassermann and Jordan families. Today, the estate is owned by the Niederberger family who took ownership after the remaining Bassermann-Jordan heirs resolved to sell. Since 2002, winemaker Ulrich Mell has been committed to honouring the Bassermann-Jordan pursuit of quality in the Pfalz.