La Sasse Water Analysis:
|Country of Origin:||France|
|Region:||Mont Blanc Massif|
|Company:||Les Sources de la Sasse|
|phone:||+33 698 705 315|
|email:||benoit szymanski@sourcedelasasse com|
The spring that emerges from the shale stone was already well known for their extreme purity by the original inhabitants. The spring water is captured at an altitude of 1740 meters above sea level. It is the highest collecting point in the Mont Blanc Massif.
Domaine de la Sasse is the last fully preserved area in Megève, a famous ski resort built by the Rothschild family. The bottling plant is located at an altitude of 1700 meters above the sea level, in the middle of the Mont Joly (2500 meters high) The water is bottled without any mechanical means only using gravity and is without filtration or chemical treatment. An old farm that has been transformed into a bottling plant and blends in with the landscape. It produces his own electricity and it does not discharge any chemicals.
The name “la Sasse” comes from recent history. About 200 years ago, the region was the property of Duke’s of Savoie. The region was composed of French and Italians and the ancients tell that the Italians have called the place “El Sasso” (the stone) because this part of the mountain was full of stones.
Transmitted from generation to generation, the Domaine de la Sasse is now owned by Dominique Méridol. His aim is to protect this vast wild space and he has, for more than a quarter of a century preserved his sanctuary from any human activity by following his ancestor’s motto: “keep and take care of our heritage”. In 1990, Dominique’s grandfather was admitted to the hospital and he asks to have la Sasse as water to drink. This was the starting point of the adventure and after 20 years of analysis, Dominique now is aware of the exceptional quality of his water. As an aesthete, he dreams of a bottle as exceptional as the water itself. He asks his friend and sculptor Pierre Margara to imagine a bottle. The artist creates an elegant, sensual and precious object using simple lines. During fall 2017, the 1st bottles came out of the bottling workshop and la Sasse was born.
La Sasse is presented in a frosted glass bottle. The glass stopper and the tin capsule ensure the integrity of the water. The concern for aestheticism is also apparent in the bottle case: the shale stone which is depicted is the one from where the water comes from. The 74cl bottle is a reference to the Haute-Savoie department number (74).