This refers to the flavor, aroma, texture, and overall character of a wine made from a particular varietal. Wine made from Merlot grapes, for example, typically should be medium-bodied, with medium-high alcohol, moderate acidity, and softer tannins than Cabernet Sauvignon. A Merlot should also taste of red fruits such as red currant, strawberry, and raspberry. If the wine doesn't exhibit these particular characteristics, then it's not being true to its varietal character and lacks varietal correctness. The term is most often used when judging wine. See also typicity.