An Easy Way to Understand Wine Elements
You can somewhat compare it to drinking a cup of tea. If you leave your teabag in for too long, you will find yourself with quite a tannic sensation in your mouth. If you add too much sugar or honey to your cup of tea, you will find yourself drinking an unbearably sweet liquid, not enjoying the actual taste of the tea. If you squeeze too much lemon in a cup of perfectly steeped tea, you will find your mouth puckering up due to the high acidity. The perfect cup of tea is finding that perfect balance of all three.
So What Do You Do to “Reduce Acidity “ in Wine?
Well, the better question is, how can you balance it out properly. Acidic wines pair perfectly with foods that are on the sweet side or fatty foods. Now this doesn’t mean you should drink a Sauvignon Blanc with your slice of cheesecake. Sweetness in foods can be found naturally. Think about a sweet potato. That’s a clear example. Or think about crab meat. That too is a natural sweetness, and a food that pairs perfectly with an acidic wine. Eating fatty foods doesn’t mean you can munch on a plate of fries with your acidic Valcolomba Vermentino della Maremma Toscana DOC, but you can certainly find healthier fatty foods to pair with your wine, such as salmon or young cheeses. Wines that are characterized by a balanced acidity are wonderful to experience, so go ahead and observe how your mouth reacts on your next sip!