Thursday, December 19, 2019
A Balanced Wine
Let's talk Balance in a wine. It's what really makes for a pleasant tasting experience.
In the most basic terms we are looking for a balance between the sugars and the acids in the grape. Too much sugar equals "hot" wines with high alcohol. Too much acid and you get what we call a "green pepper" taste. Both are not good.
Here is an excerpt from a website selling acids for winemakers. It's pretty technical but the point is that pH and TA levels are vital to a fine wine. It points out the importance of these elements in winemaking.