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aigre

French name for angry; look there.

One of the six taste sensations (Next bitter. greasy. salty. sweet. umami ), which is mainly perceived in the middle area of the tongue. However, the acid sensation is relatively strong wine temperature dependent. When warm, the impression of sharpness is created by the interaction of alcohol and acidity increased. A dry white wine with a total acidity of 7 g / l looks very acidic at a high temperature of 18 ° Celsius, but pleasantly fresh at an optimal drinking temperature of 10 to a maximum of 12 ° Celsius.

Tongue with the flavors and receptors
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