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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 over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup Due to some restrictions on our warehouse lease agreement and COVID concerns we are no longer offering Warehouse Pickup as an option and will be delivering all orders moving forward. Delivery is free (for orders over $149) and fast so please select one of our great delivery options at checkout. Sorry for any inconvenience caused by this change! The Different Drop Team.

Express Same Day Delivery is available for Sydney postcodes within 10km of the CBD. There is a $10 delivery surcharge and the order is needs to be placed before 12pm midday weekdays for same day delivery. Express courier deliveries cannot be left unattended and require a receiver signature.

Our Heat Policy can be viewed here. If you would like us to hold dispatch of your order for milder weather please leave instructions to do so in the 'SPECIAL REQUESTS' box found on the cart page before the final checkout. We are happy to hold it for as long as you like. All orders are fully insured so you can buy with full confidence that these tasty beverages will get to you in tip-top shape.

Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

No, please mix it up! You can order wines in any quantity and variation you like. You can order 1 bottle or 50. We challenge you to make the ultimate mixed pack of wine!

Are there volume discounts?

No our pricing is aiming to the best in the market already. For very large orders (weddings etc) we are open to negotiating though. Just give us a call. How does the price match work?

Everyday Low & Consistent Pricing is something we strongly believe in. We want our customers to feel confident they are always getting the best price. If you see a price lower somewhere else let us know and we'll match it. We'll even retrospectively refund you if you have already purchased from us but you see a lower price somewhere later on. Our price match policy can be seen here.

I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

This means we are running low on stock of that wine. So for example, if the website will only allow you to add 3 bottles and no more, then that is all we have of that particular wine. The good news is we may be able to order more for you. Just contact us on 1300 668 385 or hello@differentdrop.com and we'll organise the additional quantity for you.

Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

If it’s doable, then we’ll make it happen. Just contact us directly via phone, chat or email and we’ll find out for you right away. Please note that in most cases special orders such as these will need to be in full case lots (6 or 12 bottles).

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