Richer, softer but ultimately fresh chardonnay...it's delicious
About The Wine
Adelaide Hills is full of Chardonnay, often made to a recipe, but Steve at Frederick Stevenson is cut from a cloth less ordinary.
His Chardonnay is textural, super-racy, and a little oxidative. It's a single-site wine from the Willsmore vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley, perhaps the epicentre for quality, cool Chardonnay in the region.
Whole bunch pressed with lots of solids work, there is a rich, honeycomb texture but the low ABV and a racing line of acidity keep things bright and tight.
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.