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acidity


A wine’s acidity is exceedingly important—in proper balance with other components (TANNINS, ALCOHOL, FRUIT, etc.), it contributes a lively, refreshing quality. When acidity is too high, a wine can become tart and biting, sharp on the palate; too low and wine tastes dull and flat—FLABBY.

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