Dauvergne Ranvier

Gigondas 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

grenache (90%) – syrah, cinsault, mourvedre Planted 1945 chalk 5 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Size of vineyard (acres): 1.7
  • Soil composition: white & yellow limestone, mixed with small stones.
  • Training method: double cordon of Royat
  • Vines/acre: 4500
  • Yield/acre (tons): 32hl/ha
  • Exposure: north
  • Year vineyard planted: 1948
Winemaker's Notes
  • Varietal composition: Grenache, syrah, cinsault and mourvèdre.
  • Harvest time: mid September to early October.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvèdre grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tank.
  • Aged in 1/3 cement tanks, 1/3 tuns, and 1/3 burgundian barrels.
  • Aged for 12 months.
Technical Information
  • Alcohol: 15.2%
  • pH level: 3.68
  • Residual sugar (grams/liter): 2.02
  • Acidity (grams/liter): 3.12


90 Points

A solid step up, the 2011 Gigondas Vin Rare checks in as a blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre that’s from the estate’s higher elevation vineyards. More rich, concentrated and structured, with beautiful dark berry fruit, licorice, menthol and charred earth, this full-bodied beauty has plenty of texture, sweet tannin and solid length.

© 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