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100% certified organic since 1980, the wines from Jasci are all native to Abruzzo a central Italian wine region between the sea and the mountains. Their Montepulciano sees no oak, just the pure expression of the varietal with lots of mature fruit, excellent balance and surprisingly round tannins. An excellent Italian table wine to complement wines of the regions including grilled lamb and red sauce dishes.
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. 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. 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.
Italy's Abruzzo region boasts high mountains at its western edge, miles of beaches along the Adriatic at its eastern edge and extensive farming on the hills in between. Grape growing has a long tradition here, however like in much of the south, wine production was historically oriented to quantity rather than quality.