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Triplebank Awatere Valley Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand

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Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $31

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Price History for NV Triplebank Awatere Valley Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand
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Grape Variety

Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and feverishly studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety's elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards, from western Germany and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand. It is the patriarch of the Pinot family of grape varieties – so called because their bunches are similar in shape to a pine cone (pinot in French). Other members of this family include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Aligote and Pinot Noir's white-wine counterpart, ...more


Region
  • Awatere Valley is the smaller of two sub-regions within the famous Marlborough wine region. It lies south-east of the region's main wine-growing area, the Wairau Valley, surrounding the small township of Seddon. Herbaceous, grassy Sauvignon Blancs with characteristic aromas of tomato leaf are a particular specialty of the region.

    Awatere Valley is on the seaward side of Marlborough, in a valley running parallel with the east coast of the South Island. The Awatere River, which flows south from Clifford Bay, gives the region its name – awatere meaning 'fast-flowing river' in the local Maori dialect. The Wither Hills in the north separate Awatere from the Wairau Valley.

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  • Marlborough is by far New Zealand's most important wine region. Situated at the north-eastern tip of the South Island, this dry, sunny region produces around three-quarters of all New Zealand wine. It is particularly famous for its pungent, zesty Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

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