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TacomaHomeBrew 10-05-2012 02:23 AM

No legs?
 
So, my wine has been in the bottle for two months, early I know but.. Shouldn't it still have some legs in the wine glass? Or does that happen later? It taste great though..

brazedowl 10-05-2012 01:28 PM

Negative. It has to do with the way the alcohol affects the surface tension of the wine. As long as your abv isn't changing the legs should remain relatively the same throughout the life of a finished wine.

TacomaHomeBrew 10-05-2012 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brazedowl
Negative. It has to do with the way the alcohol affects the surface tension of the wine. As long as your abv isn't changing the legs should remain relatively the same throughout the life of a finished wine.

So what does it mean if there is little or no legs?

brazedowl 10-05-2012 03:38 PM

If the wine is dry with no legs it's probably low abv. It's harder to tell if the wine is really sweet because the sugars start to change the surface tension.

saramc 10-06-2012 08:19 PM

I find that if the wine is dry, the more legs the higher the alc content...but if an off dry wine the more legs corresponds with a higher residual sugar.


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