Dauvergne Ranvier

Côtes du Rhône Blanc – Vin Gourmand – 2015

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 – white Grenache – Marsanne Planted 1990 sandy soils with limestone and some calcaerous plots 3 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Our goal is to create a Côtes du Rhône white that brings together freshness with richness. For this we look for vines planted on terroirs with less sun exposure, in majority on the right bank of the Rhône and in higher altitudes.

  • Size of vineyard (acres):  4
  • Soil composition:  Argilo Calcaire
  • Training method:  Double cordon of Royat
  • Vines/acre:  4500
  • Yield/acres:  40 hl/ha
  • Exposure:  North toward the Ardeche district
  • Year vineyard planted:  1990
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest Time:  Mid-September
  • Fermentation container:  Stainless steel tank
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation (days):  15-20
  • Fermentation temperature:  53.6°F
  • Aging container:  Stainless steel tank
  • Size of aging containers:  80-100 liters
  • Cooperage:  French
  • Length of aging before bottling:  3 months
Winemaker's Notes
  • 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 final and plenty of vivacity.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Viognier (66%), White Grenache (22%) and Marsanne (12%) grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tank.
  • Aged in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged for 3 months.
Technical Information
  • Varietal Composition:  Viognier 66%, White Grenache 22%, Marsanne 12%
  • Alcohol:  13.0%
  • pH level:  3.37
  • Residual sugar:  0.89 g/L
  • Acidity:  3.37 g/L


88 Points

A high-pitched style, with verbena and honeysuckle notes leading the way for crisp yellow apple, melon rind and white peach flavors. Shows a pleasant mineral vibrancy on the finish. Drink now.

Wine Spectator, August, 2016

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