Dauvergne Ranvier

Chateauneuf-du-Pape Grand Vin – 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.

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Our Châteauneuf du Pape Grand Vin 2015 comes mainly from plots of vines situated in the Northern and West-Northern parts of the appellation where the soil is composed of chalky stones and round pebbles.

  • Soil composition:  Argilo calcaire, sandy, rolled pebble
  • Training method:  Goblet
  • Elevation:  250 feet
  • Vines/acre:  3,500
  • Yield/acre:  35 hl/ha
  • Exposure:  South-east
  • Year vineyard planted:  1970
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time:  Mid September to mid October
  • Fermentation container:  tank
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation:  25-30 days
  • Fermentation temperature:  77°F
  • Aging container:  Concrete tank
  • Cooperage:  French
  • Length of aging before bottling:  6 months
Winemaker's Notes
  • The nose will willingly show up after one hour of opening. It evokes black fruits, new leather and curry. After even more airing you will find hints of singed wood, coffee and pepper coming out.
  • The palate is not less eloquent. It is warm and without any aggressiveness, but kind and subtle. It’s well structured and pure. The finish concludes naturally and encourages starting again.
  • It matches joyfully simple dishes like a duck-Parmentier, roasted veal with carrots or an osso bucco.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition:  85% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Mourvedre
  • Alcohol:  14.0%
  • pH level:  3.74
  • Residual sugar:  1.51 g/L
  • Acidity:  3.0 g/L


91 Points

Focused, with lightly woodsy frame around a core of dried plum, crushed blackberry and licorice root notes, this has good energy through the gutsy finish, expanding to show bay leaf, tobacco and chestnut accents.  Best from 2019 through 2025.

Wine Spectator, June, 2017

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