Organic wines from the greenest region of Italy!
This family-run winery has been producing excellent wines for many decades and since 1978 they have been focussing on 'vini biologico'.
When organic farming was still in its infancy, Sebastiano Jasci (together with his wife Lucia Marchesani) was one of the first Italians to transform his vineyard and wine production to fully embrace the natural techniques.
The 33 hectares of specialised vineyards are situated in Vasto, facing south-east towards the Adriatic Sea.
This area has been populated since 1300 BC (legend says Vasto was founded by Diomedes, the Greek hero) and this ancient town boasts many historical treasures such as Roman-era thermal baths, mosaics, cisterns and an amphitheatre.
The soil here in Vasto is rich and fertile and the Jasci & Marchesani vines are caressed by a breeze from the nearby sea. The wine- makers believe it is this sweet sea breeze that creates a “perfect habitat for vine-growing”.
Sebastian’s son, Ludovico Jasci, stresses the importance of balancing “respect for tradition and an eye to innovation”. The grapes grown here are mostly native but international varieties also flourish, offering an authentic taste of the terroir. The Jasci & Marchesani wines harness this local flavour, creating a unique final product to savour.
Above all, this boutique winery is about family and passion.
As Ludovico's brother Nicola Jasci says, the most important thing is “the devotion to the family and the passion for the land” which results in delicious and healthy wines.
PASSION PROJECT BUBBLY
Metodo Classico (aka Champagne method) sparkling wine AUTENTICO ($49) is made from classic bubbles grape Chardonnay with international Riesling and local Pecorino - for a unique glass of fizz!
Winemaker Nicola Jasci added this to his family's portfolio very recently. He is proud of its special character, which mirrors the elegance of Champagne while authentically representing the warm, fruity notes typical of Abruzzo wines. He describes his bubbly as, "composed and captivating, taste it with slow, rhythmic and continuous sips".
CLASSIC LINE - WHITE, ROSE, RED
Celebrated for his dedication to organic farming and non-intervention wines, Nicola Jasci offers his 'classic line' as an introduction to the 3 key wines of Abruzzo - white TREBBIANO ($29), rose CERASUOLO ($29) and red MONTEPULCIANO ($32).
After hand-harvesting and short fermentation, the white and rose spend 6 months refining in stainless steel; the red develops for 6 months in oak barrel.
NEW LINE - WHITES
These whites are both bursting with local Abruzzo style (rich, warm fruit notes) and great for food-pairing ideas with our local Asian cuisines here in Singapore!
NERUBE LINE - WHITE, RED
The white (which takes its name from 'pecora' meaning sheep, that love to nibble the vines) is refined in stainless steel; the red ages for 6 months in durmast oak barrels.
RUDHIR LINE (RED ONLY)
For now, we have the MONTEPULCIANO ($49) of the Rudhir line available (the white is on its way) and it will be a great step on your journey of appreciation for this rich, smooth grape!
18 months ageing in oak barrel and barrique, then 2 years in bottle gives this wine a deep, round palate - delicious notes of dark plum, ripe cherry, chocolate and some sweet spices. Try with steak or even a spicy dish!
One of our most unusual red wines, the extraordinary* JANU should be sipped and savoured. It goes beautifully with grilled meat or a chilli con carne dish, or open at the end of the meal to pair with aged cheese!
* The unique flavours of J&M's flagsip red wine is thanks to its wooden barrel ageing - a secret combination of different time in different types of barrels, from oak to acacia and hazelnut!
If you need helping deciding where to start, please do contact me for personal recommendations and advice.
WINE TASTING KIT
Contact us for your complimentary 'home Wine Tasting KIT' while stocks last!
For details on claiming this gift, please contact me ASAP.