Debussy is a brand that has estates in the Rhone Valley, Provence and other Mediterranean regions. Debussy Reverie is their label from Languedoc-Roussillon. They are well made, sun-drenched wines that are easy to drink and enjoy without having to think too much.
This blend of Cabernet and Shiraz is light, bright, fruit. It is soft on the palate and juicy. There is a good amount of character but its charm is the simplicity in drinking that it offers.
A large and rambling region on the Mediterranean coast of France. Styles, varieties and quality vary hugely. There are some true gems in the region though. Some appellations are outstanding but mostly producer will be the biggest indicator of quality.
The noble variety of Bordeaux’s left bank. Firm tannins, a streak of acidity and punctuated by flavours of cassis, violets, spice and leather. The best examples can age for the long term. Often blending with Merlot, Cabernet Franc or Shiraz will fix the hole Cabernet has in its middle palate.
A bit of a chameleon, Shiraz can change how it looks depending on terroir and/or wine maker influence. The Syrah based wines of Northern Rhone are dry and austere, while the Shiraz of Barossa is rich and fleshy. A variety that lends itself to long aging but can be drunk at any time of its evolution.