2022 Frederick Stevenson Grenache

Spicy old-vine-Grenache from the Barossa Valley.
4.4
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews

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Steve Crawford works with some great old vineyards across the Barossa Valley, with the Hongell Grenache coming from a vineyard just to the south of the historic Barossa sub-region of Tanunda.

It was made with 30% whole bunches and old oak. Steve looks to capture the personality of each vineyard he works from, here he's done a top notch job.

It's Barossa Grenache with a different look. It's bright, crunchy, and wickedly drinkable. Grenache fans with a penchant for original expressions of the variety should get on this, particularly as volumes are limited.

94 points
"Barossa Valley doing a lither, more vibrant expression of the variety. That’s a Freddie Stevenson motif, though. A very good wine producer, is this... What a great grenache this is. What a great drink!"
- Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

From Krondorf, Barossa Valley. Hongell Vineyard. 30% whole bunch, pressed to older, larger format French oak. Left on lees until bottling.
A soft, plush feeling up front with deep plum and cherry that tails into a sweeter raspberry core that pulls into a fresh and lively acid line.
4032 bottles produced.

Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Blend: Grenache (100%)
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Closure: 750ml
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94 points - "Barossa Valley doing a lither, more vibrant expression of the variety. That’s a Freddie Stevenson motif, though. A very good wine producer, is this.

Succulent and red fruited, very spicy, loaded with leafy herb and woody spice, unadorned though, it feels, pure fruit, resonance of grapey, al dente tannin and bright acidity to the fore. The end result is a wine of very high drinkability, tightly packed with its red fruits and that brown spice character, a touch of cola maybe, the length impeccable and the finish amaro-like and botanical-savoury. What a great grenache this is. What a great drink!" - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Customer Reviews

4.4
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
Based on 8 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 4 Total 4 star reviews: 3 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
8 reviews
  • DW
    Derek W.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    2 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    2022

    Solid but not phenomenal

  • LG
    Luc G.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    4 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Best Hongell

    A super fresh Grenache from the Barossa, perhaps Steve's best, so far. Great balance makes it ideal for both sipping or pairing with a tender piece of meat. Earth and fruit beautifully combined. A second bottle may be inevitable.

  • B
    Brad
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    4 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Get on the bandwagon

    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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Frederick Stevenson

Steve Crawford started his Barossa label under the pseudonym of Frederick Stevenson whilst working at a larger winery.

Now, flying solo, Steve's minimalist, vibrant vinos are garnering plenty of attention for the lighter shade of the region that they portray.

He looks for vineyards that are farmed organically or sustainably, believing that healthy vines make better wines. And little tinkering in the winery preserves the natural brightness and personality of the sites he works with.

Steve is an exciting producer and firmly part of the Barossa avant-garde movement.

Winemaker Steve Crawford - Barossa Valley, SA Discover Frederick Stevenson

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