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2018 Frederick Stevenson Hongell Grenache

Barossa Valley, SA

Spicy old-vine-Grenache from the Barossa Valley.

$32.00

Rated 4.7 out of 5
6 Reviews

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Beautiful wine, pure, fresh, fragrant.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Steve Crawford works with some great old vineyards across the Barossa Valley.

The BV Hongell Grenache comes from a vineyard just to the south of the historic Barossa sub-region of Tanunda. It was made with 40% whole bunches and zero new oak. Steve looks to capture the personality of each vineyard he works from, here he's done a top notch job.

Mike Bennie was enamoured with the 2018 release, rating it 95 points and praising it's delicate 'Pinot Noir-esque' delivery.

It's Barossa Grenache with a different look. It's light, crunchy, and wickedly drinkable. Grenache fans with a penchant for original expressions of the variety should get on this.

Winemaker Steve Crawford
Winemaker Steve Crawford
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

2018 Grenache from the Hongell's vineyard just south of Tanunda, on the Barossa Valley Way.
Old vines, Biscay Clay soils, 40% whole bunch ferments, old barrels and sulphured just prior to bottling.
Artwork by Lucy Bonnin

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : DIAM Cork
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Steve in action
Steve in action
Photo Credit: Daniel Purvis
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Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"Old, old vines. Beautiful wine, pure, fresh, fragrant. Suede textured. Purity. Drive. So fine and fresh. Sinewy almost, transparent flavours but plenty of depth. Pinosity. Incredibly elegant. Could be fooled into thinking outstanding pinot noir." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Poached strawberry, raspberry and musk. Then darker fruits like plum and dark cherry. Only medium bodied but the acid is perfectly fresh and the tannin builds on the back palate with time. Starts a little sweetish but finishes savoury with good length too. Not sure if it will be a long termer but a wonderful wine for the short to medium term.

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Great grenache

great grenache

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Great Grenache

Another great wine from these guys. We are loving the different varieties that they are producing.

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Fantastic Grenache

If you love Grenache, you'll love this wine. Outstanding character. One of my faves of recent times, without doubt. A tad pricey but land it in a pack and it's you're on to a winner for sure. Even the bottle is class!

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Value Grenache

This is some great value grenache that punches with some of the very best. Clean with dark berry, musk and leather aromas. Fine tannins and balanced acidity that go well with or without food. This could well be cellared for a few years but is ultra moreish right now. Beautiful wine.

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