Description for the positive overall impression in the context of a wine evaluation or wine address. The wine is characterised by good structure with high overall extract and striking acidity. Related terms are extract-rich and nervy. The term "race" is also often used to describe a wine of high quality. Related terms regarding acidity are fine-acid, fresh, lively and sparkling. An excessively high or inharmonious proportion of acids is described with the negatively connoted terms aggressive, acetic, edgy, sour and sharp. See also under sour wine.
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