Acids

Essential component of all wines.

Several different acids are found in grapes and wine. Grapes are one of the few fruits to contain tartaric acid,the major wine acid and the most important source of acidity in wine. Smaller amounts of malic acid, citric acid and lactic acid can also be found, as can acetic acid. See also ‘volatile acidity’.

Written by

Taste over 80 fine Italian wines at Decanter’s Grandi Marchi tasting on 9 October 2019 – book tickets today