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Description (also säurereich, acid bite) for the taste of a wine in the context of a wine evaluation or wine address. In this case, the wine, which is usually dry, is characterised by a relatively high proportion of acidity with a pronounced acid play, but this can definitely be understood as positive. Related positive terms are fine-acidic, lively, nervy, racy, resch, rezent, spritzig and steely. Too much acidity is described with the negative terms aggressive, edgy (angular, pointed, brittle, hard), sour and sharp. See also under sour wine.

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