The vines used to produce Les Asteries are located near Chateau Fonroque and not far from Chateau Clos Fourtet, just outside the beautiful village of St. Emilion. The diminutive 1.2 hectare vineyard of Les Asteries has old vines. In fact some of the vines are eighty years old! The terroir consists of clay over limestone soils. The vineyard is planted to 80% Merlot with 20% Cabernet Franc. The fruit is cropped to a low, four bunches per vine.
Because no actual cellars or chateau for Les Asteries exists, the wine of Les Asteries is made at their other, larger, Right Bank estate, Chateau Teyssier. The modern cellars of Chateau Teyssier insure that all the wine is moved by gravity flow. Vinification takes place in temperature controlled, wood vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in barrel and the wine is then aged in up to 100% new, French oak barrels.