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dolce

Italian name for sweet; look there.

One of the six officially recognized taste sensations (Next bitter. greasy. salty. angry. umami ), which is perceived at the tip of the tongue. The sweet taste of a wine is mainly due to the residual sugar perceived; that's the amount of unfrozen sugar in g / l. At a sparkling wine the taste sensation is different for "sweet" as the carbonic acid the sweetness diminishes quite clearly. The subjective Gustatory perception for the sweetness depends on many factors. Among other things, the ratio of the various ingredients to each other. Therefore, the taste impression does not have to be identical to the actual analysis values. The opposite of sweet is sour in terms of taste. However, this is not true in the chemical sense, because in this regard alkaline the opposite of...

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