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norton grapes

celtic red

 

     Norton/Cynthiana is a totally American grape of the vitis Aestivalis group thought to be discovered by a Dr. Norton in Virginia. It is the official state grape of Missouri and is grown there extensively. It has one of the highest anthocyanin contents of any grape.

     It makes an intensely red wine with fruity notes of red fruits. It pairs well with full-flavored foods, red meats, wild game, and blue cheese. It is finished slightly sweet in Lindon Wines Celtic Red.