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Port Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: This Norton and Chambourcin Port was aged in 10 French oak barrels for 22 months. It has aromas and flavors of black cherries in the forefront. Light raisin and prune notes are also prominent with peppery spice and a toasty caramel note from the oak barrels. It is richly fruited but complex; mouth filling yet not too sweet or rich. 21% alcohol and 10%+ residual sugar.

Varietal Definition
Norton:
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.
Chambourcin:
A french-american hybrid used to make red wines with fruity flavors and some herbaceousness. Grown in the cooler regions of Eastern U.S. and Canada. Decreasing acreages also found in Europe; due to stringent European Union rules these varieties cannot be blended with traditional varieties.


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