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Rouge Militaire

Rouge Militaire Wine Details
Price: $13.50 per bottle

Description: St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, Cynthiana/Norton (100%). A distinctive red wine produced from a uniquely American varietal (a cultivar of vitis aestivalis) which was grown here in St. Tammany Parish prior to Prohibition, now being rediscovered across America and starting to show its world class wine potential. The wines we have produced thus far tend to suggest Burgundy

Varietal Definition
Known to be identical to the Norton grape.This american hybrid grape is found mainly in the warmer regions of the southeast U.S. Taste and aroma characteristics of the light red wine are said to include coffee and spicy flavors.
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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