Debussy is a brand that has estates in the Rhone Valley, Provence and other Mediterranean regions. Debussy Reverie is their label from Languedoc-Roussillon. Reverie is well made, sun-drenched wines that are easy to drink and enjoy without having to think too much.
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The charm of Reverie Chardonnay is that it has generous flavours and a full body. Reverie has lovely oak flavours, but there is plenty of fruit that sits over the top. Reverie Chardonnay is an easy-drinking wine for any occasion.
Debussy Reverie Vin de Pays Chardonnay Wine Note
02 December 2018
“A chardonnay that celebrates the marriage of freshness, fruit flavour and well-judged oak. A palate with more curves than edges, its peachy, rockmelon flavours and toasty oak create a wine that blends the purity and freshness of France with the richness and generosity of Australia.”
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 grape that you can plant anywhere, in any climate and do anything to, and it will still taste like an OK wine. When people hit the sweet spot of site, climate, cropping and winemaking, Chardonnay becomes a magical wine that will age gracefully but charm you at any age. Chardonnays can range from cool-climate lean and citrusy to warmer climate tropical and overt. Oak and lees can add flavouring, as can malolactic fermentation.
The land that so many New World (not European) wine producers look to emulate. To generalise about French wine, I would say it is savoury, lighter-bodied wines. They are the definition of elegant, complex. There are many styles, though. And there is a French wine for every palate. They lead the world in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Burgundy. Sparkling Wine in Champagne. Cabernet and Merlot in Bordeaux. Syrah(Shiraz) and Grenache in the Rhone Valley. Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Gris in Alsace. Sauvignon Blanc, and Chenin Blanc in the Loire Valley. Gamay in Beaujolais.
Wine is the result you get from fermented grape juice. There is proof of wine production dating back 8000 years ago. Fashions, innovations and many other factors have influenced the way wine has evolved over the years.
The wine grape is impressive. It contains everything you need to make grape wine except for the yeast, which lives on the outside of the skins.
Human inputs can influence the final product, including the viticulture (growing) choices. And the winemaker can shape the wine to a point too.
The best wines of the world often refer to terroir. Terroir is a French term that refers to all the climatic, geological and topographical influences on a specific piece of land. And it is true that neighbouring vineyards, grown identically, can taste noticeably different.
It is interesting to know that you can make white wine from almost any grape. The colour comes from the skins, and if there is no contact, there is no colour. White wines tend to be delicate, perfumed, higher in acid and lower in alcohol. It seems for this and many other reasons, it is hard to make an incredibly impressive white wine. But those that have mastered the art are indeed some of the best winemakers in the world.
It is a falsehood to think that white wine does not age as well as red wine. But it is correct that white wine, as a rule, doesn’t age for as long.
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