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Cynthiana (Norton)


Description

Our premier dry red wine, our Cynthiana grapes are grown exclusively in our own vineyards so we can oversee every aspect of its journey to the bottle. Also referred to as “Norton”, Cynthiana is the official state grape of Missouri. Unlike many other wine grapes grown here in the Midwest, Cynthiana is a native varietal, having grown here naturally long before the Age of Discovery brought the Europeans to the new world. Winter hardy and vigorous, it’s disease resistant rootstocks were exported to France in the 19th century to revive the vineyards of Burgundy and Bordeaux after the French wine industry suffered a crippling Phyloxera epidemic. Many of today’s French wines are still made from vines that were grafted to Cynthiana’s tough roots. So important was this event that several public statues were erected in France to commemorate the event!

Serving Recommendations

This wine is barrel aged in French oak casks to develop its classic inky purple color and rich body. Hints of cherry and pecan are notable in this full-bodied dry red.

This wine pairs well with red meats, pork and lamb.

Serve at room temperature.

Food Pairing

Cheese/Nuts
Cheddar
Gorgonzola
Walnuts
Meat/Fowl
Venison
Rib Eye Steak
Beef Stew
Seafood
Grilled Fish
Tuna
Swordfish
Veggie/Fruit
Black Cherries
Broccoli
Tomatoes
Herb/spice
Rosemary
Juniper
Lavender
Sauces
Brown Sauce
Tomato Sauce
Deserts
Bitter Sweet
Chocolate
Espresso/Gelato

Content

$15 btl

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