The wine is a pale straw colour and has a fragrance reminiscent of passionfruit and pineapple. The first thing one notices on the palate is the sweet fruit and a fullness on the mid-palate. This is where the barrel and lees aging are starting to do their thing. They impart a creamy texture and a softening of the hard acids one associates with this variety giving it length and a silky texture. So the weight of the wine is more akin to Chardonnay than the NZ style Sauvys, and is greatly suited as an accompaniment to food. Try it with Asian foods or even a mild beef curry.