Dauvergne Ranvier

Costières de Nîmes Le Pitchoun – 2014

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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Soil composition: clay & limestone
  • Training method: double cordon of Royat
  • Elevation: 100 feet
  • Vineyard area: 5 ha
  • Yield: 45hl/ha
  • Exposure: South
  • Year vineyard planted: 80’s
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time: mid-September to early October
  • Fermentation container: stainless steel
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation: 20 days
  • Fermentation temperature: 75°F
  • Aging container: stainless steel
  • Length of aging before bottling: 6 months
Winemaker's Notes

This wine will be ideal with fresh pasta, a homemade pizza, a roasted chicken or a duck’s breast

Wine Summary
  • Made from Grenache (80%), Syrah (20%) grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tank.
  • Aged in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged for 6 months.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition: Grenache 80%, Syrah 20%
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • pH level: 4.12
  • Residual sugar: 1.5 g/l
  • Acidity: 2.78 g/l

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