Norton holds the honor of the official Missouri state grape as an American grape found in 1835 near Richmond, Virginia. Norton is also known as Cynthiana. As the premium red wine grape in Missouri, this varietal is known for its hardiness and disease resistance.
Acres in Missouri:
17.7% - 300.5 acres
Flavors or tasting notes:
Norton is a rich red wine that combines flavors of spice, vanilla, chocolate notes and layered with fruit flavors of berries, ripe cherries and currants.
Bold, full-bodied and complex dry red wine
Ideal Serving Temperature:
65°F to cellar temperature
Cheddar, blue cheese, hazelnuts, smoked meats, lamb, venison, beef, blackened fish, garlic sauce, tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, rosemary, caramelized onions, nutmeg, tomato, berries, dark chocolate, spice cake