2020 Frederick Stevenson Sangiovese

Adelaide Hills, SA

Savoury yet smashable Sangiovese. Aussie freshness meets Italian rustic charm.



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.

Steve picking Montepulciano
Steve picking Montepulciano
Eden Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

77% Uraidla | Parish Hill Vineyard West Facing Slope, 500m above sea level. Mat 7 clone. 23% Ashton | Ceravolo - 440 metres above sea level. Prugnolo & Brunello Clones

Since taking this vineyard on in 2017, I’ve been taken by its ability to provide very elegant, cool climate fruit expression from the nose and into the mouth, but carry present and tight Sangiovese tannin and spice to make it a compelling drink. The addition of the Ceravolo vineyard is to provide complexity through the different clones and site expression -> adding a touch more tannin and spice.

2020 - was a challenging, dry & hot start to the growing season, which then gave way to a rather mild summer which resulted in smaller crops with great fruit characters and acidity. Picked during lockdown with friends and family.

Label: Maerten Van Heemskerck - Triumphal Procession of Bacchus - Year: 1537

1250 Bottles Produced

Blend : Sangiovese (100%)
ABV : 13.8%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Steve in action
Steve in action
Photo Credit: Daniel Purvis

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