Dauvergne Ranvier

Côtes du Rhône Blanc – Vin Gourmand – 2016

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

Viognier – white Grenache – Marsanne- Roussane Planted 1990 sandy soils with limestone and some calcaerous plots 3 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Our goal is to create a Côtes du Rhône white that brings together freshness with richness. For this we look for vines planted on terroirs with less sun exposure, in majority on the right bank of the Rhône and in higher altitudes.

  • Size of vineyard:  4 acres
  • Soil composition:  Argilo calcaire
  • Training method:  Double cordon of Royat
  • Vines/acre:  4,500
  • Yield/acre:  40 hl/ha
  • Exposure:  North toward the Ardeche district
  • Year vineyard planted:  1990
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time:  Mid September
  • Fermentation container:  Tank
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation:  15-20 days
  • Fermentation temperature:  53.6°F
  • Aging container:  Tank
  • Size of aging container:  80-100 Liters
  • Cooperage:  French
  • Length of bottle aging:  4 months
Winemaker's Notes
  • A straw yellow color with a particularly rich nose that surprises by its amplitude and precision.
  • Aromas of apricot, yellow peach, white flowers and exotic fruits.
  • On the palate this wine associates a round attack with a very pure final and plenty of vivacity.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Viognier (50%), Grenache (10%), Marsanne (10%), and Roussane (10%) grapes.
  • Fermented in stainless steel tank.
  • Aged in stainless steel tanks.
  • Aged for 3 months.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition:  50% Viognier, 30% Grenache, 10% Marsanne, 10% Roussane
  • Alcohol:  14.0%
  • pH level:  3.41
  • Residual Sugar:  1.29 g/L
  • Acidity:  3.78 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