2019 Frederick Stevenson Dry Red

Barossa Valley, SA

A fresh and 'sessionable' red from the Barossa. "This is to be guzzled with impunity..." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

$28.00

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About The Wine

The Barossa Valley isn't exactly known for producing light and bright crunchy reds, but it takes innovative producers like Steve Crawford at Frederick Stevenson to push those conventions around.

In Steve's words, "this is the wine you just drink - smash against the wall - and walk out." 

This is Cinsault, Syrah and Mourvedre from the biodynamically farmed Ahrens vineyard in Vine Vale with a portion of conventionally but sustainably farmed Grenache from the Hongell vineyard on the Western side of the Barossa.

It's bright and perky, a little untamed and loaded with personality.

The perfect entry into the world of Frederick Stevenson.

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From The Producer

A light, fun expression of the vintage that was. Cinsault's light fragrance & crunchy acidity, with the deeper, fuller and spicier expression of Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvedre to round it out.

From the Ahrens's Vine Vale property (Cert. BD). Sand over clay.

5000 bottles produced.

Artwork: 'Eeyore Piñata' by Katie Shriner.

Blend : Cinsault (50%), Shiraz (18%), Grenache (21%), Mourvedre (11%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Steve in action
Steve in action
Photo Credit: Daniel Purvis
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DDS review

Sour cherry and rhubarb. Lipsmacking stuff - definitley 'a-typical' of the Barossa style. Bright crunchy, nearly ripe strawberry. Soft garden herbs and baking spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon. Pretty cool. Crushed rock and mineral laced tannins to close. Chewy and charismatic. - Different Drop Wine Team

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The Wine Front

"Cinsault, shiraz, grenache, mourvedre, but dominated by the cinsault. Does what the label says, as I say each year.  Game meat and bloody whiffs, violets, sweet earth and red berries. Palate is similar, spicy and chewy, almost tactile peppery character, light dry burr of tannin to finish. This is to be guzzled with impunity – a wicked, detailed, young and fresh red but with enough depth and interest to keep you at it. Brilliant wine; outrageously good for the bucks." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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File under Q for quaffable. Fresh, bright and fruit forward with just enough texture to maintain interest. Delicious.

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