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2016 La Prova Barossa Valley Nero d'Avola

Barossa Valley, SA

"it has drinkability written all over it." - Campbell Mattinson

$25.00

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About
This is exactly the style of wine I like to drink with easygoing red sauced pasta and pizza.

Sam Scott, Owner/Winemaker

About the Wine

Sam Scott's prowess with Italian varieties naturally extends to Nero d'Avola. He gets the balance of sweet and savoury just right in this 2016 release from the Barossa Valley.

As a wine designed for his own enjoyment, Sam has got this one just right. "This is exactly the style of wine I like to drink with easygoing red sauced pasta and pizza." he says. Campbell Mattinson agreed giving it 92 points and noting that "it has drinkability written all over it."

Another winning release for this reliably excellent value producer in the Adelaide Hills.

About Scott & La Prova 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
Additional Info

From The Producer

Viticulture

Nero d’Avola, the black grape native to Sicily, has been grafted onto 25+ year old vines, in a small vineyard in Penrice, northern Barossa Valley. Deep cracking Biscay soil and northern Barossa’s heat is just made for Nero d’Avola. It doesn’t like too much water, so 2016 was a great year for this wine in particular.

Winemaking

One small batch, in an open fermenter of de-stemmed fruit, where after about 12 days I pressed half of the ferment to old oak for a vibrant and fruitful portion, and left the remainder on skins for another 8 months (drained it off in November) to create a textural, silky and ethereal component.

The synergy when blended together makes for a delicious drink, with a simple rusticity and core of supple yet vibrant fruit. This is exactly the style of wine I like to drink with easygoing red sauced pasta and pizza. Bottled February 2017.

Blend : Nero d'Avola (100%)
ABV : 13.40%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Sam Scott getting his hands dirty!
Sam Scott getting his hands dirty!
Adelaide Hills, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"Juicy, ripe, fruit-filled and fabulous to drink. Little more need be said. Red and black berries, liquorice, flings of spice and a lift of peppercorn. It fills the mouth with succulent flavour; it’s blessed with floral perfumes; it has drinkability written all over it." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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FaQs

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