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Latin term (German: herzhaft, pikant, säuerlich) for a wine that is full of character, acidic with a harmonious play of acid ity in the context of a wine evaluation or wine address. Related terms, which also have a positive connotation, are fine-acidic, fresh, lively, nervy, racy, tangy and steely. An excessively high or inharmonious proportion of acids is described with the negative terms aggressive, acetic, edgy, sour and sharp. See also under sour wine.

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