Native North American Grape

Norton is one of the oldest grapes grown in the United States. It is part of the vitis labruscana branch of grapes - the ones native to North America, a very separate line from the French vitis vinifera group. Norton was famous in the 1800s for its wines from Missouri. The only reason Missouri is not a huge wine region in modern times is that Prohibition came along and shut them down.

Norton is also known as Cynthiana in some regions of the US.

Flavors found in Norton include coffee, chocolate, spice, and raspberry.

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