- St. Supéry
- Take a sip
of Meridian and notice how it tastes and feels in the mouth. Does
it have a tang to it or is it soft? Now try the St. Supéry.
Do you notice a difference? Which do you like better?
- Now, nibble
on a cracker topped with goat cheese. Taste the two wines again.
Which wine do you prefer with the food?
The St. Supéry
has higher acidity than the Meridian Sauvignon Blanc. Acid is a
natural component of wine grapes; usually, grapes grown in cooler
climates have higher acidity. You detect acidity on the sides and
back of your tongue. You may notice that the St. Supéry makes
your mouth water. Very high-acid wine can set your teeth on edge;
some people describe the wine as steely or sharp. Low-acid wines
are often called soft or supple (although some people call them
flabby or flat). Acidic drinks, like a tangy glass of lemonade,
can be crisp and refreshing, but not everyone likes the sourness
of high-acid wines if they’re just sipping the wine without food.
Often, however, higher-acid wine goes better with food.