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aigre

French term for sour; see there.

One of the six taste sensations (besides bitter, fatty, salty, sweet, umami), which is mainly perceived in the middle part of the tongue. However, the acid sensation is relatively strongly dependent on the wine temperature. With warmth, the impression of sharpness is further enhanced by the interaction of alcohol and acidity. A dry white wine with a total acidity of 7 g/l appears very acidic at a high temperature of 18 °Celsius, but pleasantly fresh at an optimal drinking temperature of 10 to a maximum of 12 °Celsius. The different acids in the wine cause different sensations. Lactic acid has only a weakly acidic taste,...

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