As of antiquity, the valley of Esclans was very famous for its grapes which furnished the rich Roman tables. The DOMAINE DU JAS D'ESCLANS is mentioned in the records as soon as the XIII century. It is also reproduced on the Cassini’s map in 1740.
The activities of the DOMAINE evolved throughout the centuries. First sheep fields of summer pastures from which its name of JAS; then significant sericulture whose alleys of mulberry trees being used to feeds the silkworms still remain the witnesses; and the viticulture which remains the only activity continuing nowadays.
The vineyard, of an average age of more than thirty years, is planted on a red clay soil, sandstone and schist of the Permian era, which gives to the wine of the JAS D’ESCLANS intensity, elegance and character.
The Domaine has always prioritised traditional growing methods, and benefits since 1990 the label of wines issued from organically grown grapes “certified ECOCERT”.
The neat work of the wine as well as the harvesting done entirely by hand, associated with modern methods of vinification, enable us to produce wines of great quality in conformity with the standard of the “Cru Classé”
Owner : Matthieu DE WULF Familly. Manager : Matthieu DE WULF.
Area of the Domaine : 155 acres – of which 125 acres are planted in wines A.O.C. Côtes de Provence.
Production : 50% Red, 40% Rosé and 10% White.
3 Vintages “Cru Classé” : Domaine du JAS D’ESCLANS and CUVEE du LOUP in Red, Rosé and White, and also CLOS D’ESCLANS in Red.