The Aveylans-winery is larger than 30 hectares on the right of Rôhnetals in an area between the Provence and the Languedoc. It is situated on the Plateau of the Bellagarde, at the edge of the national park of Camargue. The domain of the Aveylans was in ownership of the Knights Templar up to the 14th century. The winery was located on the way of the Jacob pilgrims and was turned into the hunting areas of the dukes of Uzés in the 16th century. The cross of the Knights Templar, the current emblem of the winery of Aveylans tells the story of this rich heritage.
The wines have their character from the exceptionally red sandstone and the thick-layered gravel gr64nd, typical for the pretty sunny growing-region 6f the des Châteauneuf-du-Pape. This very characteristic soil, result of alluvion of simple ingredients of the Rhône and the Durance, lets the vine make deep roots in the ground, in order to produce substantial juices with strong aromas.
"Finding this Château was like discovering an island in the ocean of wines in the south of France — I just had to work together with Michel and Jean-Pierre", says Steve O`Connor, Wine Consultant and Winemaker from Rastorf near Kiel.
The vintager and owner of Mas de Aveylans, Jean-Pierre Martin, has more than 40 years of experience as an oenologist, which he gained during his years at Château Portier (AOC Moulin à Vent Fleurie), Château GAIA (Graves), Château Gaidou (Meursault), Mas Faverot (Côtes du Luberon) and Domaine de la Combe Belle (AOC Costières de Nîmes, VDP d'Oc). The quality of his work has been recognized by numerous awards. Today, Jean-Pierre Martin is working on his wines at the Château Aveylans, Château de Lachassogne in Bourgogne and the Domain Du Mas Pigné in the Department Gard. (aw.yoopress)