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About The Wine
This blend may seem from the outside a little unconventional, but once you try it, it all just makes sense.
The 2014 La Prova Rosso is a wine made as your classic all-rounder. Here the three varieties all sing in perfect Italian harmony, a trio with a single cause.
The blending process tells a story says winemaker Sam Scott:
“the blue fruits and structure of Lagrein, the fragrance and savoury grip of Sangiovese, rounded out by the soft and juicy, crowd-pleasing Nero d’Avola.“
It’s made for deep drinking rather than deep thinking - a medium bodied red with plenty of interest factor and top value for those exploring the tidal wave of Italian variety wines hitting Australian shelves.
What It Tastes Like
“Dates, ripe raspberry and blueberry, some black jelly beans, salt beef and leather. Kind of hard to describe, and get your head around, but it drinks well enough. It’s ripe, fleshy and powdery, quite beefy and almost stewed in flavour, but does have interest and a pretty good finish, all chalky with some freshness and amaro herb bitterness.” - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
89 points. “Lagrein 39% (Barossa), Sangiovese 31% (Adelaide Hills), Nero d’Avola 30% (Riverland).
Dates, ripe raspberry and blueberry, some black jelly beans, salt beef and leather. Kind of hard to describe, and get your head around, but it drinks well enough. It’s ripe, fleshy and powdery, quite beefy and almost stewed in flavour, but does have interest and a pretty good finish, all chalky with some freshness and amaro herb bitterness.”
- Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)
A blend of Lagrein, Sangiovese and Nero d’Avola = succulent yet savoury.
Lagrein (39%) - Day Vineyard, Mt Crawford, Barossa Valley Sangiovese (31%) - Amadio Vineyard, Kersbrook, Adelaide Hills Nero d’Avola (30%) - Ricca Terra Farms, Barmera, Riverland
Three small parcels of fruit, idyllically matched to their vineyard, fermented separately and blended prior to bottling have combined to give up a succulent and delicious wine. The varieties intertwine well with each other, finding synergy rather than individuality, but looking contemplatively you can see the blue fruits and structure of Lagrein, the fragrance and savoury grip of Sangiovese, rounded out by the soft and juicy, crowd pleasing Nero d’Avola.
Closure: Screw Cap
Bottle Size: 750ml
Drink Until: N/A
Sam Scott has a clear vision for his Scott and La Prova labels - Italian inspired wines done with an Australian sensibility. Utilising his retail, winemaking and viticultural experience, he has crafted a range of interesting, charming wines that always over-deliver in the value-for-money stakes. He is taking the Adelaide Hills by storm and as James Halliday noted, “Scott is a star in the making.”
The Barossa has a big reputation. Big in every sense of the word. Known for producing blockbusting examples of impenetrable old vine Shiraz and Grenache envied by much of the world, it is a region that should be celebrated as the region that first put Australian wine on the map. Now, with a new generation of winemakers reinventing the region, there’s more than just power in the Barossa’s bag of tricks. With a move toward picking earlier and pulling back on oak maturation, there’s a fresher, more subtle side to Barossa wine which offers plenty to the modern Australian wine lover.
Variety: Italian Blend Red, Lagrein, Nero d'Avola, Sangiovese
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