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Of, indicating, or characterizing a variety, especially a biological variety.
A wine made principally from one variety of grape and carrying the name of that grape.

[From variety.]

va·ri′e·tal·ly adv.


(Biology) of, relating to, characteristic of, designating, or forming a variety, esp a biological variety
(Brewing) a wine labelled with the name of the grape from which it is pressed
vaˈrietally adv


(vəˈraɪ ɪ tl)

1. of or pertaining to a variety.
2. constituting a variety.
3. of or designating a wine made chiefly from one variety of grape.
4. a varietal wine.
va•ri′e•tal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.varietal - a wine made principally from one grape and carrying the name of that grape
vino, wine - fermented juice (of grapes especially)
generic, generic wine - a wine that is a blend of several varieties of grapes with no one grape predominating; a wine that does not carry the name of any specific grape
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With an annual growth rate peaking at 10% in July, Sauvignon Blanc grew faster than all other major table wine varietals in 2017.
Castillo is one of the new varietals being promoted by Cenicafe, the Colombian Coffee Growers Federation's (FNC) research center based in Chinchina, due to the variety being both disease resistant and high yielding.
While chardonnay and merlot continue to dominate the list of fastest-growing wine varietals served at bars and restaurants, some of the sweeter varieties are showing signs of life.
He says that the area has such a wide range of grapes, soil types and microclimates that it can successfully produce everything from chardonnay and pinot noir to Italian grapes and Bordeaux blends and Rhone varietals.
Dan Kopache joins as red varietals winemaker, working at the Home winery in Hopland.
Among the Graceland Cellars varietals are Presley Pinot Noir, Jailhouse Red Merlot, and Blue Suede Chardonnay.
The popular Italian wine brand, Riunite, imported by Banfi Vintners, has launched a line of fruit-flavored varietals.
Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are the top two off-premise varietals, with combined annual sales of $3.
The creative American cuisine restaurant's wine list features seven wines made from Rhone varietals by the glass for $12, and a half dozen by the bottle for $33 to $86.