Dauvergne Ranvier

Crozes Hermitage Vin Rare – 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.

Grapes / Soils

Syrah Planted 1975 granite 0.5 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • We have 5 core vineyard partners in Crozes Hermitage.
  • The vineyards are mainly from the southern part of the small town of Tain l’Hermitage (Beaumont Monteux), and the northern part (Larnage sector).
  • The southern part vineyards are stony and are harvested by machine. These vineyards are also used to produce our “gourmand” line wines – pleasant, fruity and round in style.
  • The northern part vineyards are on the slopes, more granitic and a little white clay soils. This clay was formed by marine sediments millions of years ago. The color of the clay comes from the chemical components. The cuvees originating from there are aged in oak barrels and produce a more structured style of Crozes Hermitage.
  • Jean-François combines these 2 areas in order to produce a fruity, elegant, round, structured and complex Crozes Hermitage.
  • 100% Syrah, no Roussanne or Marsanne.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Syrah grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tank.
  • Aged in Vosges and Allier forest oak barrels.
  • Aged for 10 months.
Technical Information
  • Alcohol 13.0%
  • pH level 3.7
  • Residual sugar (grams/liter)1.18
  • Acidity (grams/liter) 3.4


90 Points

Dark cherry and plum notes are laced with a nice streak of charcoal, which lingers through the racy finish. Dark cocoa and violet notes flash in the background. Solid. Drink now through 2015.

Wine Spectator, February, 2013

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