acescence

Definitions

Food

  • The slight vinegar smell of wine and fortified wine that has undergone some acetification particularly through being aged in wood. Not necessarily unpleasant.

Wine

  • an excess of acetic acid in a wine, giving it a sweet-and-sour or vinegary smell and taste. As little as 0.1 per cent per unit volume of acetic acid will make a wine undrinkable.
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