The structure is what the wine is composed of. This composition includes acidity, alcohol, tannins, and sugar. The more balanced all the components are, the better it is to be paired with food.    


This is the phase after the wine hits the mouth and right before you swallow the wine. It is when you can judge the characteristics and structure of the wine. To maximize your mid-palate experience, take slower sips and take in the flavor in your mouth.