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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.
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(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
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(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.
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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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