Sebastiano Jasci was once a cow breeder who delivered milk to the locals every day until he realized that his family’s future would be in wine. He was among one of the first in Italy to adopt organic farming practices back as early as 1960 - he was truly a pioneer. With the help of his wife, Lucia Marchesani, they based their viticultural practices on protecting and nurturing the land to produce wine that reflected these organic values. In time, they were joined by their sons Ludovico and Nicola. Back in the early days, the wines were shared only with the locals near the town of Vasto. Sebastiano would load up his small truck and deliver the wine himself.
Even though they receive international acclaim, Jasci & Marchesani remains a family-owned operation that still hand harvests their grapes to ensure the quality of the wine is showcased. The specific microclimate of Vasto is ideally situated between the sea and the mountains. The area is perfect for growing the highly underrated Montepulciano grape that can produce rich and complex wines. Drink now at 18 C, or keep until 2024.
This Montepulciano d’Abruzzo has a vibrant nose with lots of fresh cherry, plum, raspberry, currant, dried cranberries, and dusty earth aromas. There are some very pleasant dried floral notes here as well.
This wine showcases an abundance of bright red fruit - reflecting the cherry, plum, raspberry, and currant that were found on the nose. There are also hints of oregano and tobacco. This is a medium-bodied red with juicy, mouthwatering acidity and a good amount of tannin, making for a nicely balanced wine.
Pour this wine with beef tacos, baked macaroni and cheese, or black bean burgers. It would shine with hard cheeses like asiago or aged cheddar.