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Chrysalis Vineyards Mariposa

Chrysalis Vineyards Mariposa Wine Details
Price: $13.00 per bottle

Description: Mariposa is the Spanish word for butterfly. Made in the style of a Spanish Clarete from Northern Spain, Chrysalis Vineyards Mariposa is a blend of white and red juice from European varietal, with a touch of our beloved Norton. This brings us a remarkable example of ripe red fruit flavors, with balanced acidity that is dry and very food friendly.

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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