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Norton

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nor-ton

An American hybrid of Vitis vinifera and Vitis aestivalis that shows excellent promise for winemaking in America’s midwest. Wines are often rich with both fruity and savory flavors.

Primary Flavors

  • Black Currant
  • Black Cherry
  • Dill
  • Black Pepper
  • Chocolate

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium-full Body

Medium-high Tannins

Medium Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling

  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Universal

  • DECANT
    30 Minutes

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

Food Pairing

This all American wine needs some all American fare, think venison, beef or blackened fish. With the bright acidity and fuller body, try it in place of a Cabernet Sauvignon.

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