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A gorgeous, floral Riesling with peach, apricot, and zesty lemon. Racy, with refreshing acidity and a long finish. Very nice.
Peter Marks MW
Wayne Belding MS
Sheri Morano MW
Writer: Kyle O'Neill Editor: Jameson Fink
Hailing from the Pfalz, Bassermann-Jordan’s 2016 Deidesheimer Honenmorgen Riesling GG Trocken is quite the mouthful, both literally and texturally. Established in 1718, Bassermann-Jordan is a founding winery of the VDP. This is an organization dedicated to representing a number of Germany’s top wines and producers. The Hohenmorgen Vineyard has a south-facing slope, which helps it achieve extra ripeness. It’s the smallest vineyard in the area, at only 2.76 hectares in size. This bottling is fermented in stainless steel tanks and oak casks, then rested on the lees for 10 months. This wine is an iconic example of Grosses Gewächs Riesling. Juicy peach, mandarin orange, and apricot lead to notes of honey, allspice, and nutmeg. The combination is reminiscent of peach cobbler. On the palate, a zip-line of tartness carries those same fruits into a soft and approachable dimension, like a summer fruit salad. The wine finishes dry, cascading into intriguing, lingering bits of Hawaiian rolls, pistachios, and Marcona almonds.