Estate Bottled Norton is our largest bottling of Norton wine and our traditional introduction to Norton as a variety. It is smooth, rich, aromatic, fruit-forward and approachable at an early age. This is an affordable “high-end” Norton wine. That is, it is made with traditional high-end winemaking techniques, such as 100% malolactic fermentation and 100% oak barrel aging.
Our Estate Bottled Norton has broad appeal due to its low price and user-friendly qualities such as smoothness and approachability at an earlier age than our other dry Norton wines.
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Smooth and rich, this aromatic wine exhibits the classically unique and fruit-forward character of Norton with notes of dark cherry, plum, raspberry, dark chocolate and a touch of mint. The added Nebbiolo offers more of a red berry character with some structure from the high tannins natural to this varietal. The wine finishes with an understated oak character and some vanilla and cocoa, which mingle harmoniously with the overt fruit character of Norton and the fine tannins provided by the Nebbiolo.
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A Cheese Course would be a good Starter. Bold cheeses work best…
Locksley Farmstead Cheese Co. Little John Cheddar or their Merry Men Manchego
Follow this up with any sort of rich, flavorful food…
Slow-cooked beef barbacoa and lengua tacos will do nicely.
And Gingerbread for Dessert!