Grape to blend with Norton?
I love Norton as it is, but it is definitely needs long term aging. So I had the thought that maybe a blend with another grape would yield a good wine that could be drank a little earlier.
The first grape that came to mind was grenache - low acid, low tannins, seems like a good fit to balance out the high acid, high tannin norton.
It would be nice to blend something hybrid like a corot noir, or noiret, just because they can be grown here more easily, but I don't know much about the profile of these.
Any other suggestions that come to mind?