Château Tanunda Newcastle SGM 2016
Tasting Notes

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. 

Winemaking

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, Carignan and Cinsault

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2018
94 Points
Review by: Tony Love, The Adelaide Advertiser
The “Newcastle” name takes part of its inspiration from the varietal makeup here — syrah (shiraz), grenache, mourvedre (aka mataro), carignan and cinsault, which mesh together into a genuine reflection of the red blends from France’s Rhone River and Chateauneuf du Pape region. Its Barossan manners deliver a grenache-tinged nose, plenty of floral spice and garden herbs on the breeze, juicy crimson fruits, some baked berry tart notes, with lipsmacking and sticky mouthfeel. Fun drinking.

 

Other Vintages
2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz, Grenache, Mouvedre, Carignan and Cinsault
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
Dry

 

 

Newcastle SGMCC
Tasting Notes

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. 

Winemaking

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, Carignan and Cinsault

Reviews
Gold Medal
Review by: Berlin Wine Trophy 2018

94 Points
Review by: Tony Love, The Adelaide Advertiser
The “Newcastle” name takes part of its inspiration from the varietal makeup here — syrah (shiraz), grenache, mourvedre (aka mataro), carignan and cinsault, which mesh together into a genuine reflection of the red blends from France’s Rhone River and Chateauneuf du Pape region. Its Barossan manners deliver a grenache-tinged nose, plenty of floral spice and garden herbs on the breeze, juicy crimson fruits, some baked berry tart notes, with lipsmacking and sticky mouthfeel. Fun drinking.

 

Other Vintages
2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Neville Rowe
COLOUR
Red
GRAPE VARIETY
Shiraz, Grenache, Mouvedre, Carignan and Cinsault
GROWING REGION
Barossa Valley
% ALCOHOL
14.5%
RESIDUAL SUGAR
Dry

 

 

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