About The Wine
Where the majority of his wines hail from the Barossa and Clare Valleys, winemaker Steve Crawford heads to the Adelaide Hills for his svelte interpretation of Sangiovese.
The cooler climate of the Hills allows him to pick Sangiovese that has inherent freshness. Sangiovese naturally has a serious, firm tannin structure, Crawford manages to tame it into a lighter shade of the variety.
He's nailed this wine. It's lively and nervy with loads of sweet berried fruit and a long savoury finish.
Delicious stuff, perfect for your next night at you favourite Italian BYO.
About 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.