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Norton Wine Details

Description: Norton, the official grape of Missouri, is a wine that you won’t forget. This is a full-bodied red wine with a deep red tint, aromas of raspberry & spice along with flavors of blackberries & chocolate. Grilled meats, chocolate, and cigars complement this wine.

Varietal Definition
In 1835, Dr. Daniel Norton of Virginia developed this grape varietal that was originally known as the Virginia Seedling. Widely planted in the Midwest (where it is sometimes called Cynthiana), it has become a source of interest to East Coast vintners in recent years. It produces a dark, inky wine with flavors of plums and cherries. Horton Vineyards in Virginia is particularly interested in reviving the grape's reputation. In the South, look for Norton (or Cynthiana) from Moonrise Bay, Mountain Valley, Three Sisters, Tiger Mountain and Tennessee Valley.


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