Dauvergne Ranvier

Tavel – Domaine des Muretins – 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.

Grapes / Soils

Red Grenache – White Grenache – Cinsault  – Picpoul  – Syrah Planted in 1960-1998 stony marls – pebbles on layers of sand – clay soils with limestone fragments – colluvial deposit 10.3 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Les Muretins Estate—about ten hectares in all—includes several plots located on the appellations of Tavel (6.50ha) and Lirac (3.80ha).  The plots in Tavel show all of the soils present across the appellation, offering a rich and diverse variety of terroirs.  From the stony marls to worn pebbles on layers of sand, to thin clay soils with limestone fragments and soils made up of colluvial deposits, all of the land is somewhat claybased, which gives the vines a good level of resistance to drought.  The plots are planted with white and red grenache, syrah, cinsault and picpoul.

  • Size of vineyard:  10.3ha  (25.4 acres)
  • Soil composition:  stony marls to worn pebbles on layers of sand, thin clay soils with limestone fragments
  • Training method:  Double cordon of Royat and Gobelet
  • Elevation (feet):  150 to 250
  • Vines/acre:  2.5
  • Yield/acre (tons):  45
  • Exposure:  North-South
  • Year vineyard planted:  1960-1998
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time:  Mid-September to mid-October
  • First vintage of this wine:  2013
  • Number of bottles produced:  7733
  • Fermentation container:  Stainless steel
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation (days):  20
  • Fermentation temperature:  59°F
  • Aging container:  Oak barrel
  • Size of aging containers:  228 liters
  • Age of aging containers:  20% new, balance 2-3 years old
  • Cooperage:  French
  • Length of aging before bottling:  4 months
  • Length of bottle aging:  1 month
Winemaker's Notes
  • The Tavel from Les Muretins Estate is so enchanting thanks to the pale tint it has.
  • The nose is very fruity but with some mature and complex notes giving it richness.
  • Tangy and lively at first, the palate gets a surprising ampleness before a long and spicy finish.

 

Wine Summary
  • Made from red grenache (40%), white grenache (20%), cinsault (20%), syrah (10%) and picpoul (10%) grapes.
  • Planted in 1960-1998.
  • Grown on soils of stony marls to worn pebbles on layers of sand, to thin clay soils with limestone fragments and soils made up of colluvial deposits.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged in oak barrels (20% new) for 4 months.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition:   red grenache (40%), white grenache (20%), cinsault (20%), syrah (10%) and picpoul (10%) grapes
  • Alcohol:  14.0%
  • pH level:  3.3
  • Residual Sugar:  0.26g/L
  • Acidity:  3.35g/L

Reviews

88 Points

Friendly, plum cherry and strawberry fruit notes bounce along, with a lively, juicy feel through the finish.  Drink now.

Wine Spectator, July, 2016

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