Dauvergne Ranvier

Vacqueyras 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

Syrah 50% – grenache 50% Planted 1950 calcareous and stones 1 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Size of vineyard (acres): 1
  • Soil composition: stony soil
  • Training method: double cordon of Royat
  • Vines/acre: 4500
  • Yield/acre (tons): 33hl/ha
  • Year vineyard planted: 1991
Winemaker's Notes
  • Varietal composition: syrah grenache
  • Harvest time: mid September to early October
  • Fermentation container: stainless steel tank
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation (days): 15-20
  • Fermentation temperature (°F): 75
  • Aging container: tank and oak barrel
  • Cooperage: French
  • Length of aging before bottling: 12 months
Wine Summary
  • Made from Syrah and Grenache grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tank at 75°F.
  • Aged in French oak and tank.
  • Aged for 12 months.


89-91 Points

Wearing its oak elevage nicely, with creamy raspberry, sweet oak and licorice-driven aromas and flavors, it has additional mid-palate depth and richness when compared to the Grand Vin. Also well-balanced, with bright acidity, it should benefit from a year or two in bottle and drink well for 10-12 years.

© Wine Advocate, December, 2013

88 Points

The cinnamon and black tea notes give way to gentle flavors of cherry preserves and plum coulis.  Offers a lightly toasted, silky-edged finish.  Drink now through 2015.

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