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2015 Scott Hope Forest Syrah

Adelaide Hills, SA

Sleek, silky, scintillating Syrah from Sam Scott. Biodynamically grown and gently put together - modern 'Syrah' at its best.

$45.00

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About
Dave Gartelmann grows the gapes in an un-certified biodynamic fashion and I just LOVE this block.

Sam Scott, winemaker

About The Wine

Sam Scott goes to a small biodynamically-farmed block in the Adelaide Hills to find the fruit the right kind of fruit for his Syrah.

This is treated very gently through the whole process. One out of the four fermenting bins were kept as whole bunches through the ferment before spending a few months on skins, then sent to old oak for maturation.

The guy knows how to get a great wine into bottle with little intervention.

As James Halliday said in his 95 point review, "This is a world apart from Barossa Valley Shiraz..." but it's a delicious world, none the less.

About Scott Wines

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 from select vineyards through Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Langhorne Creek.

They are vibrant and fruit-forward but with a savoury twist and great varietal character. Value-for-money wise, the range is up there with the best in the country. 

Sam is an excellent guy and a supremely talented winemaker, as James Halliday noted, “Scott is a star in the making.”

Scott Wines/La Prova main man, Sam Scott
Scott Wines/La Prova main man, Sam Scott
Adelaide Hills, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Light, bright, crimson-purple; this combines fragrance, finesse and elegance on the one hand, and fine-grained, savoury tannins on the other. Unfined and unfiltered, the only addition SO2, leaving the red fruits intact. This is a world apart from Barossa Valley Shiraz – only some will like both." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Winemaking Notes

From the Nagel Vineyard in Hope Forest, a very cool part of the southern Adelaide Hills. Dave Gartelmann grows the gapes in an un-certified biodynamic fashion and I just LOVE this block. Yakka territory. Sandy loams dotted with ironstone over a sandstone subsoil where you will find some weathered quartz and a little orange clay loam, a great reservoir for water and the fissures allow the roots to delve deeply.

Hand picked, some whole bunch (1 out of 4 bins so 25%-ish) natural ferment, a few months on skins, old oak, unfined and un-filtered.

Bottled in June 2016.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 13.8%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

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