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2021 Frederick Stevenson Pinot Noir

Adelaide Hills, SA

Lovely small-batch Pinot Noir from the talented hands of Steve 'Freddy' Crawford.

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Rated 4.3 out of 5
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It’s a delight to drink, a good alt-expression of Hills pinot and really fresh feeling.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Steve Crawford (AKA Frederick Stevenson) ventures outside the Barossa for this release.

This is Pinot Noir from a site in Summertown, Adelaide Hills. Steve has been assisting the owners of the vineyard, Paul & Sarah Hill, with converting the vines to organic viticulture. The project is coming along very nicely.

About a third was fermented as whole bunches, the rest gently destemmed. A wild ferment. No other tinkering save a little sulphur.

It's a juicy, succulent Adelaide Hills Pinot that is great drinking in its youth.

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

500m above sea level. East facing slope. D5V12. Clone Planted in 1992.

Grown by Paul & Sarah Hill, I have been helping them since they purchased the property in 2017 - conversion over to organics & a considerable re-address of pruning and training.

30-40% Whole Bunches. 9 Months in oak and on fine lees.
2400 Bottles

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Steve in action
Steve in action
Photo Credit: Daniel Purvis
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93Points
The Wine Front

"Vibrant, expressive style with bright, tart cranberry juice and Campari tang ahoy. It’s all perfume and prettiness to sniff on, more serious in the palate with a riff of sinewy, powdery tannins lending strong shape and an almost Italianate feel. Barbera anyone? It’s a delight to drink, a good alt-expression of Hills pinot and really fresh feeling." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Stunning Pinot

Get yourself some of this Pinot if you haven’t already!

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Young, fresh but not my cup of tea

It’s good to drink this on a warm day but the lack of depth of this wine left with not much to be mentioned.

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Pinot by Frederick

Delicious juice from SA, which initially reminded me of some favourite Victorian Pinot Noirs. A round PN without complications, but enough depth and length to repeat any day of the week. Elegant drinkability.

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