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2020 Frederick Stevenson Riesling

Barossa Valley, SA

A unique, textural take on Clare Valley Riesling from this enigmatic producer.

$26.00

About
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A love for Clare Valley Riesling manifested in a slightly different way.

Steve Crawford (owner/winemaker)

About The Wine

The Clare Valley might well be known for its bone-dry, crisp citrusy Rieslings, but with textural hits like this, young winemakers like Steve Crawford are doing their utmost to shake this perception.

Slow, oxidative handling, wild ferments, full grape solids, no additions... this is Riesling the natural way!  And the result?  A slightly funky, spicy, chewy Riesling with layers of flavour and texture to offset the variety's strong natural acidity.

One of our favourite Rieslings when in form like this.  Very limited.

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

From The Producer

2 Vineyards:

Hughes Family vineyards, from Whitehut - just to the north of the Clare township.

Slow / oxidative pressing, full grape solids ferment and reductive handling from there on in. Zero adulteration, touch of SO2. Most probably will have a few tartrates. A love for Clare Valley Riesling manifested in a slightly different way.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026

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

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"Frederick Stevenson wines rarely miss a stride. Here’s a ripper, let me stutter, ripper riesling. Texture, drive, energy and length. Epic wine here. Fleshy feel but tightens on light, fine tannins, brisk acidity shoots through all lemony and bright. Scents of florals, apples, nuts, limes. Power, interest, personality. Sheesh, this is drinking well." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can order in any combination you like. Make your perfect mixed pack!

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Authority to Leave and other delivery instructions can be left in the ‘SPECIAL REQUESTS’ box during checkout. The 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box can be found on the here page before the final checkout page.

Warehouse Pickupis available from our Sydney warehouse in Ultimo, 2007. Just select Local Pickup at checkout. We are open 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs

Do I have to order in dozens? No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts? No, our pricing is designed to be the best in market already - no marking up and then discounting down! For very large orders (weddings, etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call.

Do we price match? Yes, within reason. Everyday low & consistent pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll consider matching it. We'll even retrospectively issue you store credit if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

Can coupons and discounts be stacked? No, only one discount or coupon can be applied to an order at once.

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Can I special order a wine you do not sell? If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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