Fluture is a special brand of four varietals created by Chrysalis Vineyards and is their foray into natural low intervention wines. Chrysalis is about growing Norton, the REAL American grape, along with other tested European varieties, which thrive in the Virginia soils and climate. Chrysalis’s mission is to produce wines of such distinction that they stand solely on their own merits as world-class wines, without any further explanation or excuse (you know, the old “Well, this is pretty good for a Virginia ___.”). And Norton is from here… it’s ours… our own native Virginia grape, Vitis aestivalis. How cool is that? We think very much so.
And “here” means this beautiful land, with its deep and long history of productive agriculture. “Here” is this place that has kept its soul and beauty throughout the centuries and is now blossoming again with new agriculture, after a painfully long decline. Chrysalis takes great pride in being part of this laudable effort to restore and revive the productivity of their lands, to again be known, albeit now in a modern sense, but nonetheless similar to when George Washington called Loudoun County “the breadbasket of the American Revolution”. The idea of restoring and celebrating the agricultural productivity of this land through responsible stewardship, offering its bounty to friends and neighbors in a fun and educational way, and again growing the wonderful native “gem” Norton… Virginia’s real contribution to the world’s great red wines… is what they are all about.
The Fluture labels are original works of art by the talented artist Marcel Deolazo. Marcel has a studio in the Torpedo Factory, Alexandria VA . The Torpedo Factory is an old munitions plant that an art center with over 75 studios open to the public.
Fluture means butterfly in the Moldavan language, which is the language of Chrysalis Vineyard’s assistant winemaker’s wife.