Bassermann-Jordan Hohenmorgen Riesling Grosses Gewachs 2018
A rich, almost creamy Riesling with great power and significant aging potential. Aromas of ripe peach and apricot combined with minerality and spice give a lot of character to the wine. Enjoy this wine in its youth for freshness and vitality but it will also continue to age beautifully.
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In 1718 the Jordan family emigrated from Savoy to the Palatinate. Andreas Jordan (1775-1848) established a quality wine estate and thereby laid the foundation stone for the reputation of the estate, which was exclusively under Riesling until 1996. In his footsteps came a long series of respected men: Ludwig Andreas Jordan (1811-1883), Representative of the Frankfurt Parliament and the Federal Parliament; Dr. Ludwig Bassermann-Jordan (1869 - 1914), who greatly influenced the first German wine regulations and who co-founded the Association of Natural Wine Producers (later VDP); Dr. Friedrich von Bassermann-Jordan (1872 - 1959) author of one of the most fundamental works on the history of wine; finally Dr. Ludwig von Bassermann-Jordan (1924-1995), who secured a firm position at the pinnacle of the international wine market for the Bassermann-Jordan wines. His daughter Gabriele and his wife Margrit von Bassermann-Jordan manage the estate today.
This sunny and relatively dry region served for many years as a German tourist mecca and was associated with low cost, cheerful wines. But since the 1980s, it has gained a reputation as one of Germany’s more innovative regions, which has led to increased international demand.
Riesling possesses a remarkable ability to reflect the character of wherever it is grown while still maintaining its identity. A regal variety of incredible purity and precision, this versatile grape can be just as enjoyable dry or sweet, young or old, still or sparkling and can age longer than nearly any other white variety. Somm Secret—Given how difficult it is to discern the level of sweetness in a Riesling from the label, here are some clues to find the dry ones. First, look for the world “trocken.” (“Halbtrocken” or “feinherb” mean off-dry.) Also a higher abv usually indicates a drier Riesling.