It was pale lemon green and looked bright and inviting. It smelled fresh and zingy with limes and apples and grapefruit. Served very cold on a hot day, it was inviting.
It was dry with a crisp acidity, which with the chilling made it refreshing as well as moreish. The fruitiness really did come through, balancing with fresh cut grass and a mineral tang with just a hint of apricot. 12.5% alcohol feels about right for this wine.
Bright and refreshing this was fun to drink with friends, but would go well with lightly spiced foods too. It’s not a wine that will last well, it needs drinking this summer, but that’s not a hardship.
This is a good party and barbecue wine, worth keeping a bottle or two in the fridge for party emergencies.