This blend celebrates the historic relationship between Chateau Tanunda, the Barossa Valley and its generations of grape growers and winemakers who love nothing more than to let their hair down and kick up their heels.
The Newcastle name shows strong attachments to both the Barossa and this wine blend. One of the father figures of the Barossa Valley, George Fife Angas, originated from the city of Newcastle in England. Furthermore, the "New"-"Castle" in French translates to "Chateauneuf", a tribute to the great red blends from the south of France.
The grapes were picked, fermented and matured separately spending ten months in a combination of new and seasoned American and French oak barrels prior to blending.
For this limited release wine we selected meridional French varieties: Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Carignan.
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2017
Review by: James Halliday, Wine Companion 2018
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Review by: Harpers Wine Stars 2017