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Norton Wine Details
Price: $12.00 per bottle

Description: 2011 was a challenging year to grow red grapes. It was a good year until a wet September forced an early harvest. Sorting was key and here we off the unmistakable flavor of Virginia’s finest grape: Norton. all fruit is grown here on our farm vineyard.

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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