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balanced

Positive description (also rounded, balanced, equilibrated, harmonious) for the overall picture of a wine in terms of taste and smell in the context of a wine address. Such a wine contains all components such as alcohol, extract, fruit, acid and tannin in a balanced proportion or equilibrium. The substances bring each other to the fore and result in a harmonious structure or well-proportioned body. The alcohol content is an important factor here, as alcohol acts as an aroma carrier, i.e. it binds aromatic substances to itself. An optimal ratio is also called the "sweet spot". In winemaking, attempts are made to achieve this degree of harmony, for example by reducing alcohol. Related terms of balanced are integrated and round. An unbalanced ratio or an overemphasis of components, on the other hand, is called fattening. For the ageing process of a wine, see ageing and bottle ageing, and for the optimum time for drinking, see drinking maturity.

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