Dauvergne Ranvier

Côte Rotie Vin Rare – 2011

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 (99%) – Viognier (1%) Planted 1975 granite 2 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Soil composition: granitic soil
  • Training method: guyot
  • Vines/acre: 8500
  • Yield/acre (tons): 30hl/ha
  • Exposure: on te Côte Brune, on the nothern part of the city of Ampuis, very steep slopes.
  • Year vineyard planted: 1978
Winemaker's Notes
  • Varietal composition: Syrah 100%.
  • Harvest time: mid September to early October.
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation (days) 20-25.
  • Fermentation temperature (°F): 75.
  • Aging container: oak barrel.
  • Size of aging containers: 228 liters.
  • Cooperage: French.
  • Length of aging before bottling: 18 months.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Syrah grapes.
  • Fermented in small tanks.
  • Aged in French oak barrel.
  • Aged for 18 months.
Technical Information
  • Alcohol: 12.41%
  • pH level: 3.58
  • Residual sugar (grams/liter): 1.45
  • Acidity (grams/liter): 3.7


89 Points

Nicely concentrated and rich, with tinges of vanilla in its cassis and smoked meat dominated bouquet, it is medium to full-bodied, nicely textured and shows a straight, clean profile on the palate. A blend of 100% Syrah that spent 16-18 months in all neutral oak, it should drink nicely for a decade or more.

© Wine Advocate, December, 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