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Wine Tasting Tips – Acidity

Acidity in wine
May 4th, 2020

When tasting white or red wine wine, one of the key elements to consider, is the acidity of the wine. Acidity provides the ‘backbone’ that helps a wine to age well,  and also provides the structure for how it tastes right now. When tasting wine, or any other drink, most of us will detect acidity along the sides of our tongue, where it will trigger the sides of the mouth to ‘water’. This ‘mouth-watering’ effect is the body trying to restore its natural acid balance in the mouth. The longer your mouth waters, the higher the levels of acidity in the wine. Wine that has lower levels of acidity such as an oak-aged Chardonnay or Merlot, will taste softer and more round in the mouth than a wine with a higher acidity, such as Chablis or Pinot Noir, both well known for being a dry, high-acid wines. Wine that is made in cooler climates such Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, is also known for having high levels of acidity. #wineknowledge #learnaboutwine #wine #winetasting #winetastingtips


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