Every aspect of Clos Astélia bears the draughtsmanship of Jean- Claude Mas, from the house, to the cellars and the bottles. He has tried to bring together all his many passions into one estate.
The 12 ha of Clos Astélia are mainly planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Farmed organically according to biodynamic principles, the vines, 15 years old on average, are pruned using the Cordon de Royat method, with a planting density of 6000 vines per hectare. The soils are chalky clay and black clay, chosen especially to create our top wines.
This extraordinary wine is entirely deserving of its innovative Astélia AAA crystal and glass bottle.
We also produce 3 other wines from plots chosen from Jean-Claude Mas’s 12 estates: ‘Dausso’ from Château des Crès Ricards on Villafranchian soils, ‘Darre de Mouli’ from Château Teramas Astruc.
Astélia Chardonnay comes from the 2 best places for Chardonnay across the 12 estates: the ‘Cayrol’ plot from Château Paul Mas, on chalky clay soils and the ‘Los Roquos’ plot from Château Arrogant Frog on stony, chalky soil.
Astélia Sauvignon blanc comes from the ‘La Plaine’ plot, at Château de Conas, on loam soils and ‘Altros Dos’ from the chalky soils of Château Arrogant Frog.
Astélia is an ode to Jean-Claude Mas four daughers Astrid, Élisa, Apolline and Estelle, Astélia embodies all the passion and distinction of Jean-Claude Mas’s signature wines; a selection of plots managed according to sustainable and biodynamic principles.