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Château de Jasson



A.O.C Côtes de Provence

The Vineyard

The Château de Jasson vineyard is very old - the Greeks already cultivated the vine there 6 centuries before Christ. The origin of the name Jasson is medieval, originating from the word "Jas", which describes the place where shepherds met before leaving for seasonal migrations.

Nestled between the sea and the Massif des Maures, the Jasson vineyards enjoy a Mediterranean climate that is extremely favourable to viticulture on a terroir with both slate and clay-limestone soils.

Fully planted with A. O. C. Côtes de Provence, the domain proposes rosé, white and red wines that are appreciated in fine restaurants or by private customers who appreciate the charm and aromas of these elegant wines.

Vinification

Vinification is carried out in the best Provençal wine-making tradition under controlled temperature and using the techniques of pellicular or carbonic maceration.
The vine is cared for with sustainable agricultural techniques, preferring ploughing to herbicides, employing "soft" treatment products that avoid leaving residue on the grapes.
Production is limited voluntarily through severe pruning and green harvesting in July. The grapes are harvested by hand in a deliberate effort to guarantee quality.

The wines of Benjamin Defresne

The wines of Jasson have been awarded an impressive number of medals and have won the acclaim of the specialised media and guide books. They commend the great finesse of these wines and their fruity flavours, their frank and brilliant appearance, and their rare suppleness and silkiness on the palate.

These wines are the product of long experience. The ancestors of Benjamin Defresne have always cultivated the vine, his family tree goes back to 1342 when his family possessed vineyards around Paris at the time when production neighboured the places of consumption (there is still a small vineyard on Parisian soil: "Le Clos Passemay" in Argenteuil). Going back even further in time, the archives reveal winemakers by the name of Defresne in Caen around 1200 and even further back in Ireland around the year 1000.

The vine is a real family passion and it is with his wife Marie-Andrée that Benjamin Defresne manages his domain with verve and dynamism. He refuses to delegate the care of the vinification process to anybody during the two to three weeks of the grape harvest.

You can visit the winery by appointment. The tasting and sales cellar is open for tasting every day (except Sundays in winter). Wine enthusiasts and epicureans seduced by the quality of the wines of the domain are given a warm welcome.