Dauvergne Ranvier

Gigondas Vin Rare – 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

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 whith 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.


91-93+ Points

Medium to full-bodied, rich and concentrated, with sweet tannin and notable structure, it should easily be a mid- to low-90-point effort that will have a decade of longevity.

© Wine Advocate, December, 2012

93 Points

Top flight negociant business set up in 2004. Deep purple in colour. Intense aroma of Damsons (plums). Very full, very smooth, incredibly fine tannins and all totally integrated. Polished, pure and stylish, with the emphasis on fruit. Alcohol is high but not obvious. Very persistent. You can't help but be impressed. A producer to watch. Drink 2016 to 2024.

Tim Atkin MW-timatkin.com, January, 2015

90 Points

A solid, gutsy version, with melted back licorice, plum sauce and blackberry pate de fruit flavors, backed by singed apple wood and tar hints on the finish.  Should unwind in the near-term.  Drink now through 2022.

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