Dauvergne Ranvier

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grand Vin – 2010

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Chateauneuf du Pape AOC covers more than 3000 hectares.
  • Of varying depths and varying stoniness, the soil is mainly made up of large round quartz stones mixed with sandy red clay.
Harvest Notes
  • Our Châteauneuf Grand Vin 2010 is coming from plots of vines situated in the northern part of the appellation where the soil is mainly composed of chalky stones and round pebbles.
  • The wine is made up of more than 80% Grenache grapes together with Syrah grapes.
  • The blend has been aged for 8 months in oak barrels.
Technical Information
  • Color: deep purple red with hints of ruby.
  • Nose: very expressive; ripe red fruit (cherry, strawberry) followed by tapenade, black olives, menthol and toasted bread.

Reviews

91 Points

A slightly firm, extracted style, with a strong singed apple wood and alder frame to the dark cherry, blackberry paste and plum sauce flavors that give way to plum skin and spice on the finish. Lightly chewy in the end, but there’s a fresh perfume of mint and savory as well, which should help this stretch out a bit more.

Wine Spectator, August, 2012

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