varietal wine

variants: or less commonly varietal

Definition of varietal wine

: a wine (such as merlot) bearing the name of the principal grape from which it is produced

Examples of varietal wine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roussanne, a white Rhône variety, is an important grape for Rhône-expert Tablas Creek—as a varietal wine and in their lovely blends. Sara L. Schneider, Robb Report, 27 Sep. 2021 Any red wine that’s not a varietal wine — that is, composed of a single grape variety, like Pinot Noir or Sangiovese — is a red blend. Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Sep. 2021 As a varietal wine, petite sirahs are conventionally dark and tannic, even if not particularly alcoholic, and rarely interesting to me. New York Times, 19 Aug. 2021 Rooms feature artisan pantries stocked with varietal wine and craft beer. Kara Franker, Southern Living, 10 July 2020 Broadbent Sercial Madeira 10-Year-Old, NV, Portugal Named for Portugal’s native sercial grape, this driest of Madeira styles is brighter and crisper than the other three Madeira varietal wines. Dallas News, 15 May 2020 Crown Point Vineyard Known for Bordeaux varietal wines, this Happy Canyon AVA producer plans a series of virtual tastings launching next week with winemaker Simon Faury. Matt Bean, Sunset Magazine, 25 Mar. 2020 With the help of a lead sommelier, the winery creates about 700,000 cases of blends and single varietal wines per year, according to the company website. Tirion Morris, azcentral, 3 Jan. 2020 In skilled hands, frappato can be made as a single varietal wine that tastes like summer sunshine., 24 Sep. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of varietal wine

1950, in the meaning defined above

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