Astringency

Posted on 07-03-2017

Author: Lamar Engel

Date: 7/10/2015

Describes the sensation of mouth-drying reaction when strong tannic acid or tannin is present in wine. Not to be confused with bitterness, astringency is a feeling and not actually a taste. Sometimes viewed as a flaw when astringency is taking over the mouthfeel of wine, however, is often intentionally produced in European wine growing regions such as Italy in both reds and whites.