Dauvergne Ranvier

Lubéron Blanc – La Pitchounette – 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: 350.
  • Vineyard area: 3.3ha.
  • Yields: 45hl/ha.
  • Exposure: Southwest.
  • Year vineyard planted: The end of 80’s start of 90’s.
Harvest Notes
  • Fermentation container: stainless steel.
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation (days): 15.
  • Fermentation temperature (°F): 50.
  • Aging container: stainless steel.
  • Length of aging before bottling: 3 months.
  • Length of bottle aging: 3 months.
Winemaker's Notes
  • Varietal composition: vermentino 60% grenache blanc 40%.
  • First vintage of this wine: mid September to early October
Wine Summary
  • Made from Vermentino (60%), Grenache Blanc (40%) grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tank.
  • Aged in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged for 3 months.
Technical Information
  • Alcohol: 12.9%
  • pH level: 3.37
  • Residual sugar (grams/liter): 0.04
  • Acidity (grams/liter): 3.58

Reviews

87 Points

Bright and breezy, with light honeysuckle and jasmine notes backed by star fruit and white peach flavors.  Drink now.–J.M.

Wine Spectator, October, 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