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Chegada Norton

Chegada Norton Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Our Norton is a dry, crisp, medium bodied Rose style wine with intense fruit forwardness on the pallet. This wine will graciously complement a large variety of meals such as pastas, poultry and seafood. Aged for 10 months in light French oak barrels has given this wine a soft and creamy pallet while retaining its lengthy acidity, heady perfume and spicy character. Excellent chilled or at room temperature, best between 55-68F. The Norton is the true American grape, propagated by Thomas Jefferson; Norton once ruled the hillsides of Virginia. Also known as Cynthiana, Norton has been returned to popular winemaking and is reminiscent of a fine Beaujolie.

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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