Dauvergne Ranvier

Crozes Hermitage 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
  • Vines planted on a slope covered with round, big pebbles mixed with red clay
Harvest Notes
  • Made at low temperature in order to preserve aromas
  • No ageing in oak barrels, in order to keep all the fruitiness of the wine
Winemaker's Notes
  • Almost purple, deep red
  • Nose is dominated by black fruits (blackcurrent, blackberry)
  • Hint of red acidulated fruits (redcurrent) and violet
  • Palate is soft in the attack, followed by a powerful mid palate
  • Tannins are ripe and give a good structure which promises longevity
  • Matches perfectly with poultry, will be appreciated with roasted beef or cow’s milk cheese
Technical Information
  • 100% Syrah

Reviews

92 Points

A slightly brawny-edged style, with notes of charcoal and tobacco framing dark plum, fig and black currant fruit.  Light bramble and chestnut accents run through the dark finish.  Some cellaring should tame this.  Best from 2019 through 2024.

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