Dauvergne Ranvier

Luberon – 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

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

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Size of vineyard (acres): 3.3
  • Soil composition: Clay and limestone soils mostly.
  • Training method: double cordon of Royat
  • Vines/acre: 4500
  • Yield/acre (tons): 40hl/ha
  • Year vineyard planted: 1960
Harvest Notes
  • 2013 is a particularly late vintage, suitable for fruity and structured wines. After a beautiful early summer, September was quite cold compared to the heat of the daytime. We worked with properties whose vines (2/3rd Syrah and 1/3rd Grenache) are located in the north appellation (Bonnieux and Coustellet) and the southern part (Lourmarin & Cucuron) on clay-stony soils located between 110 and 350 meters elevation.
  • We vinified at low temperatures to magnify natural fruit flavors.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Syrah and Grenache grapes.
  • Germented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged for 8 months.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition: 2/3rd Syrah, 1/3rd 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: stainless steel tank
  • Cooperage: French
  • Length of aging before bottling:9 months
  • Alcohol: 13.2%
  • pH level: 3.54
  • Residual sugar (grams/liter): 1.95
  • Acidity (grams/liter): 3.34
  • Dry extract (grams/liter): 22.4

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