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13 November 2023
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In the heart of the French Riviera, nestled between the Baous mountains and the turquoise of the Mediterranean Sea, lies the Rasse Vineyard, a sanctuary of vines that traces its roots back to the ancient Roman era. This idyllic estate, situated in Saint Jeanette, emerged from the soil in the 1950s, with its oldest vines proudly standing as silent witnesses to the passage of time. An encouter with Manuel Rasse, the owner of the property, unveiling the stories behind this magical place. 

The Amphitheatre of Vines: A Roman Legacy

The Rasse Vineyard unfolds like an amphitheater, its terraced slopes showcasing a breathtaking sea view, paying homage to its ancient Roman origins. The land, steeped in history, has borne witness to centuries of cultivation and the evolution of winemaking traditions. From the highest points of the estate, the Baous mountains stand as sentinels, overseeing the meticulous cultivation of 17 different grape varieties that grace the property.

A Symphony of Varieties: From Rolle to Merlot and other varieties

Rasse Vineyard's commitment to diversity is reflected in its cultivation of 17 different grape varieties, a testament to the richness of the terroir. Manuel Rasse, the owner of the vineyard, tells us all about the property in detail. 

From the delicate notes of Rolle to the robust character of Merlot, the vineyard's palette encompasses a spectrum of flavors that capture the essence of the French Riviera. These varieties, nurtured with care, yield wines in white, red, and rosé, creating a symphony of taste that resonates with the vibrancy of the region.

Organic Culture in Permaculture: Nurturing the Land

At the heart of Rasse Vineyard's philosophy is a commitment to organic culture in permaculture style, a harmonious approach that recognizes the interconnectedness of the land and its produce. Sustainable farming practices, mindful of the ecosystem, result in wines that carry the imprint of the terroir, a testament to the vineyard's dedication to environmental stewardship.

Tuileries Wines: Grown in Full Sun

What sets Rasse Vineyard apart is the cultivation of Tuileries wines, a traditional method deeply rooted in the heritage of Saint Jeanette. Grown in full sun, these wines embody the essence of the region, capturing the warmth and radiance that define the French Riviera. The grapes bask in the Mediterranean sun, infusing the wines with a distinctive character that speaks of the terroir's unique traits and the expertise passed down through generations.

Dinner in the Vineyard: A Partnership with Stylezza Magazine

To celebrate the rich tapestry of Rasse Vineyard's heritage and the exquisite Tuileries wines, the estate joined hands with the Dinner in the Vineyard series, a culinary extravaganza that pairs the finest wines of the domain with gastronomic delights. In an exclusive collaboration, Rasse Vineyard partnered with Stylezza Magazine to curate an unforgettable experience for people seeking the epitome of art de vivre in all its natural and charmful ways.

In this amphitheater of vines, where the past converges with the present, Rasse Vineyard stands as a guardian of tradition, a steward of the land, and a purveyor of wines that embody the spirit of Saint Jeanette's ancient heritage., a charming and alluring place to all taste's delights. 

 

 

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