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Volatile (Volatile Acidity; VA) : Describes an excessive and undesirable amount of acidity, which gives a wine a slightly sour, vinegary edge. At very low levels (0.1 percent), it is largely undetectable; at higher levels it is considered a major defect.

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Pungent: Having a powerful, assertive smell linked to a high level of volatile acidity.

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