La Jasse wines’ expression and nature
La Jasse means shelter in Occitan. The plane tree of the Domain has protected sheep for many years and inspired the design of our house logo.
La Jasse wines are characterized by their hand-stitched cuvées, produced mainly from Cabernet-Sauvignon. The selected vine plots coexist with fauna and flora through grassing rows, hedges separating parcels, forests and scrubland.
First French family-owned wine estate certified ISO 26000
Behind la Jasse wines hides the 100% family winery BLB Vignobles. Guided by the values of high standards, respect, responsibility, pleasure and sharing, the company is the first family winery to be assessed as exemplary according to the CSR Committed label.
The implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility at la Jasse has made it possible to be more vigilant and more efficient on the following points:
- Improve water management both in the vineyard and the cellar
- Reduce fuel consumption through the purchase of more economical motorized vehicles
- Recycle of each waste within its sector: inks, papers, plastics, cardboard, etc.
- The reduction of the weight of our product packaging and the reduction of carbon emissions related to the transport of our products across Europe
- The quality of our soils: through the monitoring and analysis of populations of earthworms, hoverflies, ground beetles and bats in our parcels
- Developping our local activities
- Product solar electricity
- Writing and providing our customers with a responsible wine tasting charter
The first High Environmental Value vineyard in Hérault
In 2013, La Jasse was certified High Environmental Value, validating the implementation of sanitary, environmental and reasoned practices in the vineyards.
Bruno Le Breton and his entire team are engaged in concrete steps to reduce the impact of human activity on the environment. This label rewards companies that perform particularly well in terms of the environment.
The requirements are articulated around four themes:
- Phytosanitary strategy
- Fertilizer management
- Water resources management
La Jasse wines are made from grapes from Languedoc plots that benefitiates from a certain micro climate: Mediterranean under Cevennes influence, with extreme heat in summer and sustained rains in winter. This particular climate allows to bring the grapes to optimal maturities and to obtain important concentrations for the red wines.
The typical Languedoc soil is mainly composed of Oligocene limestone, broken limestone rocks, and clay-limestone soils.
These white rocks play an important role in the maturing of grape berries and in the concentration of our Domaine de la Jasse wines. They reflect the sun during the day and retrocede this stored heat at night. This phenomenon is such that it is said that the grapes ripen between two suns.