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Norton Cynthiana

Norton (Cynthiana) Wine Details

Description: Norton grapes are American grapes. As such, they naturally have excellent disease resistance and produce a rich, full-bodied red wine with a dry character similar in style to Cabernet Sauvignon. Demanding a long growing season, we hope to offer our Norton wine as a single varietal wine and use as blends with Chambourcin and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Norton vineyard is located at Pop's Walk in the Hillside vineyard which receives excellent sunshine all day.

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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