Dauvergne Ranvier

Hermitage Vin Rare – 2009

Region: France - Rhone

Dauvergne Ranvier

Jean-François Ranvier and François Dauvergne teamed up to create a very unique approach to building a brand focused on quality from vine to finished wine.

Grapes / Soils

Syrah Planted 1985 round stones and plots of granites 2 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • In 2009, the yield of the syrah grapes planted on the terroirs called “Roucoule” and “Méal” was about 30 hl/ha.
  • The grapes were hand-harvested and sorted twice before fermentation.
  • Then the wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
  • Bottling took place in 2011 with long natural corks of high quality.
Winemaker's Notes
  • You should wait a little before this wine deploys its whole potential.
  • When you open a bottle time seems to slow down. The colour stays dark, the nose remains clear even the next day.
  • The colour of this cuvée is an intense dark ruby.
  • You’ll find a very rich nose with black berries, sweet spices and hints of wood.
  • The palate is full and generous with soft tannins and a very long finish.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Syrah grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tank.
  • Aged in French oak barrels.
  • Aged for 14 months.
Technical Information
  • Alcohol 13.5%
  • pH level 3.71
  • Residual sugar (grams/liter) <1
  • Acidity (grams/liter): 3.39

General Info

Country France
Region Rhone Valley
Appellation(s) Nearly every appelation in the Rhone Valley
Proprietors François Dauvergne and Jean-François Ranvier
Founded 2004
Winemaker Jean-François Ranvier
Annual Production 40,000 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable