Les Racines du Ciel (“The Roots of the Sky”) is a tribute to the writer Romain Gary. This name came naturally to them as “the slopes are so high in the Saint-Joseph appellation that you have to keep looking up to the sky to keep from getting dizzy”.
Matured partially in tank and partially in oak barrels, this st Joseph offers a rich nose with a vast array of aromas, bringing together violets with pepper and smoke notes. Soft tannin and round on the palate.
French still red wine from North Rhone Valley France, made with Syrah.
Francois Dauvergne and Jean-Francois Ranvier work in partnership with many wine growing families in the Rhône Valley, allowing their business and technical expertise to add value which benefits all parties. Francois has had many years experience managing some of the big Rhone houses and Jean Francois is a consultant oenologist so this is a ‘win win’ from every ones point of view. Jean Francois is also something of an amateur geologist, perhaps his influence is responsible for the strong local identity these wines display. View our range.
To work with them, each partner must have well positioned vineyards, agree to reduce yields, and to accept the high standards of vineyard and cellar management set by the ‘DR’ Partnership. The results speak for themselves.
Dauvergne et Ranvier, was voted number one in the “top ten producers to watch” in Tim Atkins 2015’s Rhone Valley report. The Gigondas Vin Rare 2010 was awarded 93 points:
“polished, pure and stylish…You can’t help but be impressed” (Matt Walls)