A wine that has high acidity, little fruitiness, and limited body is referred to as lean—which, in winespeak as in life, is the opposite of fat. It's a common affliction with wines made from grapes grown in cool climates, since grapes tend not to fully ripen under such conditions. Other causes include vineyards that were over-cropped, too wet, or received too little sunshine. Some wines, however, are made intentionally lean (particularly dry sparkling wines) and are favored by those who prefer their wine austereand acidic.