Dauvergne Ranvier

Luberon – 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

syrah (80%) – grenache (20%) Planted 1985 calcareous and granite 20 ha

The Wine

Harvest Notes
  • While other parts of France and Italy struggled in vintage 2012, the Southern Rhone Valley faired well.
  • After a growing season and harvest with mostly dry, sunny weather and well-timed rains the somewhat later harvest provided excellent fruit.
Winemaker's Notes
  • For our Luberon Rouge we source fruit from vineyards situated in higher altitudes. This allows us to preserve good acidity that brings freshness and balance to the wine.
  • The blend comes from vineyards in the area of Bonnieux and the surroundings of Cucuron and Lourmarin.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Syrah and Grenache grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tank.
  • Aged in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged for 8 months.
Technical Information
  • Blended from equal amounts of Grenache and Syrah harvested in the early morning.
  • Alcohol 13.0%
  • pH level 3.54
  • Residual sugar (grams/liter) 1.95
  • Acidity (grams/liter) 3.34

Reviews

86 Points

Offers pretty, high-toned cherry and violet notes, with a silky, fresh 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