Dauvergne Ranvier

Côte Rotie Vin Rare – 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

Syrah (99%) – Viognier (1%) Planted 1975 granite 2 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

• Soil composition: granitic soil
• Training method: guyot
• Vines/acre: 8500
• Yield/acre (tons): 30hl/ha
• Exposure: on te Côte Brune, on the nothern part of the city of Ampuis, very steep slopes.
• Year vineyard planted: 1978

Harvest Notes

• Varietal composition: Syrah 100%.
• Harvest time: mid September to early October.
• Length of alcoholic fermentation (days) 20-25.
• Fermentation temperature (°F): 75.
• Aging container: oak barrel.
• Size of aging containers: 228 liters.
• Cooperage: French.
• Length of aging before bottling: 18 months.

Wine Summary

• Made from Syrah grapes.
• Fermented in small tanks.
• Aged in French oak barrel.
• Aged for 18 months.

Technical Information

• Alcohol: 12.41%
• pH level: 3.58
• Residual sugar (grams/liter): 1.45
• Acidity (grams/liter): 3.7


94 Points

Dark, winey and grippy, with lots of bramble and fresh bay leaf notes wrapped around a core of dark currant, fig and blackberry compote flavors.  They meld slowly, working through a dark, humus-, ganache-, and tar-coated finish.  Brooding in profile, this will take some time to stretch out fully.  Best from 2022 through 2035.

Wine Spectator, November, 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