tartaric acid

Lemma

tartaric acid

Etichetta di dominio

EN

Etichetta grammaticale

noun phrase

Definizione

One of the good and essential acids in wine, giving a crisp palate and a necessary preservative. 1

Nota

Tartaric acid is used to correct the pH of grape juice or wine. Tartaric acid or malic acid, or a combination of tartaric acid and malic acid, may be added prior to or during fermentation, to grapes or juice from grapes. In addition, after fermentation is completed, citric acid, fumaric acid, malic acid, lactic acid or tartaric acid, or a combination of two or more of these acids, may be added to correct natural deficiencies. 2

Contesto

The principal acids found in grapes, and therefore wine, are tartaric acid, potassium hydrogen tartrate (cream of tartar), malic acid and potassium hydrogen malate. 3

Trascrizione fonetica

[tɑːˌtærɪkˈæsɪd] 4

Sinonimi e Antonimi
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Abbreviazioni
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Etimologia

Tartaric = from tartar "bitartrate of potash" (a deposit left during fermentation), c.1386, from O.Fr. tartre, from M.L. tartarum, from late Gk. tartaron "tartar encrusting the sides of casks," perhaps of Semitic origin.

Acid = 1626, from Fr. acide, from L. acidus "sour," adj. of state from acere "to be sour," from PIE base *ak- "sharp, pointed". 5

Etichetta di paese
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Ente

Università degli Studi di Genova

Data della scheda
Sun Jan 20 00:00:00 2008
Autore

Lucia Collarà, rev. Chiara Barbagianni

Fonti

1 : «http://www.julietcullinan.co.za/wine-tasting-terms.aspx», (17/10/2011)

2 : «http://vlex.com/vid/182-acid-correct-natural-deficiencies-19673168», (17/10/2011)

3 : «www.wineperspective.com/the_acidity_of_wine.htm», (15/01/2006)

4 : «http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/british/tartaric-acid?q=tartaric+acid», (17/10/2011)

5 : «www.etymonline.com/», (15/01/2006)

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