Dauvergne Ranvier

Côtes du Rhône Blanc – Vin Gourmand – 2012

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

Viognier (75%) – white grenache (25%) Planted 1990 sandy soils with limestone and some calcaerous plots 3 ha

The Wine

Harvest Notes
  • An early harvest, vinification at low temperatures without oxidation…and voilà- here you have a Vin Gourmand-straw yellow in color with a particularly rich nose that surprises by its amplitude and precision.
  • Exotic fruits (litchi, mango..) citrus fruits (pink grapefruit), yellow peach and apricot fight for first place on the nose.
  • On the palate this wine associates a round attack with a very pure finish and plenty of vivacity.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Viognier (80%), Grenache (20%) grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tank.
  • Aged in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged for 3 months.
Technical Information
  • 55% Viognier, 35% Grenache and 10% Roussanne
  • Alcohol 13.5%
  • pH level 3.24
  • Residual sugar (grams/liter) 0.99
  • Acidity (grams/liter) 3.78


87 Points

Fresh and light, with tasty white peach, jicama and fennel notes, offering a lightly crunchy feel on the finish.  Drink now.

Wine Spectator, September, 2015

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