Dauvergne Ranvier

Côtes du Rhône Blanc – Vin Gourmand – 2013

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 Planted 1990 sandy soils with limestone and some calcaerous plots 3 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Size of vineyard (acres): 4.
  • Soil composition: argilo calcaire.
  • Training method: double cordon of Royat.
  • Vines/acre: 4500.
  • Yield/acre (tons): 40hl/ha.
  • Exposure: North toward the Ardeche district.
  • Year vineyard planted: 1990.
Harvest Notes
  • Size of aging containers:80-100 hliters.
  • Cooperage: French
  • Length of aging before bottling: 3 months
  • Varietal composition: 25% grenache blanc, 75% viognier
  • Harvest time: mid September
  • Fermentation container: stainless steel tank
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation (days): 15-20
  • Fermentation temperature (°F): 53.6
Wine Summary
  • Made from Viognier (75%), Grenache (25%) grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tank.
  • Aged in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged for 3 months.

Reviews

90 Points

A blend characterized by its 80% Viognier, along with some Grenache Blanc….It’s vibrant, intense, characterful and complex with a bountiful supply of ripe apricots and exotic fruits, and a long finish.

Decanter, August, 2015

86 Points

High-pitched, with talc, quinine and green almond notes zipping along to a tangy Key lime 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