About the Winery
Jasci is a VinUS Selection
The generous vineyards of Jasci have been handed down from generation to generation. Located in the Abruzzo region near Vasto, a lovely seaside town perched above the Adriatic Sea, the sunny rolling hills nestled between sea and mountain at an average of 200-250 meters above sea level act in concert with both time-honored techniques and modern technology to produce wines synonymous with quality and genuineness. The wines are tenderly cared for throughout the winemaking process and then stored in Jasci’s cellars, which were constructed and prepared in part by using modern and functional organic architecture, where they rest and mature in total peace. Since 1980, Jasci wines have been certified organic by the Soil and Health Association, which guarantees the organic production of their grapes as well as the entire winemaking process.
Donatello Jasci recently took over the reins of this prestigious Abruzzi winery founded by the grandfather Pasquale, tending the vineyards himself, painstakingly and by hand, every day. There is no Sangiovese (by law allowed up to 20%) in his wines in order to ensure the purest representation of the Montepulciano varietal. Donatello is all about the purity of the indigenous Abruzzo grapes, to that end his Trebbiano is Trebbiano di Abruzzo not the high-yielding Giallo clone widely planted in the area. Cerasuolo is made from the “salasso” or “saignée” method, where the first pressing, free run juice of the Montepulciano d’Abruzzo grapes is allowed to remain in contact with the skins for a maximum of 6 hours. It is not as much a rose’ as it is a pale red, requiring only a slight chill in order to allow the fruit to express itself fully.
These are all value-driven wines that represent a quality and attention to organic agriculture rarely found in the market today.