Description (also angular, hard, rugged, pointed, brittle, austere) for a wine in the context of a wine evaluation or wine address. This is characterised by a high content of acids and/or tannins with an astringent effect. These substances have an obtrusive effect or are not harmoniously integrated into the taste picture. The reason for the acidity is above all the sharp-tasting malic acid, the proportion of which is high in unripe grapes. Above a certain level, this has an unpleasant to negative effect. Negative terms for too high acidity are described as aggressive, acetic, sour or sharp, which can indicate a possible wine defect. Related positive terms depending on the acidity are lively, nervy, racy, resch, rezent, säurebetont, spritzig and steely. See also under sour wine.
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