varietal : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a wine made principally from one grape and carrying the name of that grape
- The rare Loire varietal was introduced in 1519 under Franois I, and that this patch survived the phylloxera epidemic is as miraculous an anomaly as the nectar it produces.
- If you're a winemaker, having a little-known but delicious varietal up your sleeve is no bad thing, given the constant pressure to satisfy consumers' ever more fickle palates.
- Although the characters in the film consume all sorts of wines, it's whiny oenophile Miles' poignant ode to this oft overlooked and finicky varietal that has moviegoers rushing to .
- David Lynch in Orlando Sentinel
It's a German thing, I guess,said Lynch in a recent e-mail interview. "German precision. I love the fine-tuned engineering of the varietal whites of the Alto Adige. White wine is all about aromatics and brightness, and that's what the...
- Glenn in San Francisco Chronicle
I don't think I've ever seen a varietal take off as dynamically as Pinot has in the last two years,says Glenn Proctor, a broker with the bulk wine and grape brokerage firm Joseph W. Ciatti Co.
- Deborah Read in Boston Globe
The color of the oil depends on the varietal and the timing in the harvest season,Rogers said.