2022 Frederick Stevenson Montepulciano

This wonderful example of Montepulciano from Steve Crawford gives a glimpse into the great potential for this variety in SA.
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As the Eden Valley embraces Australia's trend toward drinking more medium bodied styles of red wines, we are going to see a lot more of these Italian varieties popping up from the region. And, if they are anything like the Frederick Stevenson Montepulciano, that is a very, very good thing.

This young vineyard just outside Angaston is blossoming, and winemaker Steve Crawford is reaping the benefits. This great release beautifully illustrates the variety's subtle herbal characters and complex mash-up of sweet and savoury fruit, and melds it with the concentration and length for which the Eden Valley is known.

It's a great look at this emerging Italian variety on Australian shores.

From the Eden Valley.

Fruit sourced from Tim Fechner's property, just north of Angaston.

Blackberry, spiced plum compote, mulberries, blackberry leaf, alpine herbs and a touch of peppery saucisson.

Full and plush plums and cherries upfront, which makes way to a sweet core of blackberries with fresh acidity. A slight cooling alpine herb feel that returns to full fruit and tannin to close. Tight tannins are present throughout, but really pull the wine into focus as the acid line tails off.

Hand picked, plunged, pressed, bottled, labelled and loved. 3137 bottles produced.

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    Anne G.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Montepulciano to love

    This is a very nice wine. Seems 'bigger' than some other Australian Montepulcianos but definitely in an Italian style.

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    EUNICE C.
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    10 months ago
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Very drinkable wine

    Smooth tannins with black fruits. Have reordered many times!

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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.

Winemaker Steve Crawford - Barossa Valley, SA Discover Frederick Stevenson

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