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Virginia Native Norton

Virginia Native Norton Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Norton is Virginia’s native grape, dating to the late 1800s when it was used to make red wines deemed “best of all nations.” Now enjoying a resurgence in popularity, our Norton is inky-black with intense and distinctive aromas of mesquite, cigar and spice. It’s great with steaks, spicy ethnic food and chocolate.

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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