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Tiger Red

Tiger Red Wine Details

Description: This rich full-bodied Norton wine is beautifully balanced with exceptional mixed-berry flavors accompanied with soft vanilla and subtle spice, tea and dark cocoa. This pre-eminate American grape was harvested in the hills of Missouri late in theseason at the peak of ripeness. Cellar aged in oak barrels for 12 months to intensify it's mouth filling richness. Norton has received countless gold medals since 1873 and is continuing to impress discriminating palates worldwide.

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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