2016 La Prova Pinot Nero

Adelaide Hills, SA

Great value Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir by Sam Scott.


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Categories: Scott Wines
It’s built on tannin and acid more than it is on density of fruit, which is why it reminds of nebbiolo. Both value and interest here is high.

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

Pinot Nero is the Italian name for Pinot Noir, the name keeping in step with the overall theme of the La Prova series: Australian examples of Italian wines.

This offering by Sam Scott, the winemaker behind La Prova is an easy drinking yet characterful version of Pinot from the Adelaide Hills. Scott sources fruit from two vineyards in the Hills to make up this wine, combining the strengths of both sites to make a balanced and complex version of the variety.

Campbell Mattinson rated it 92 points noting "it tastes/feels a little like nebbiolo". Top value and brilliant drinking in the context of Aussie Pinot.

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.

The vibrant 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, and as James Halliday noted, “Scott is a star in the making.”

A steely-eyed Sam Scott - a man on a mission
A steely-eyed Sam Scott - a man on a mission
Adelaide Hills, SA

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"It’s called pinot nero, it’s made with pinot noir, and it tastes/feels a little like nebbiolo. Sorted. Lovely wine. Tense but pretty, indeed sweet-fruited, yet with plenty of savoury inputs. Jellied raspberry, redcurrant, anise and dry spice, a musk-wrapped ferrous note pulling through the wine’s centre. It’s one of those light-but-insistent wines. It’s built on tannin and acid more than it is on density of fruit, which is why it reminds of nebbiolo. Both value and interest here is high." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Adelaide Hills winemaking mythology is that where cherries grow well (cool), so does Pinot Nero (Noir to the Frenchies). I agree, enter Basket Range and Forest Range.

These two vineyards are in sub-regions that the old-timers call ‘Stringy country’ where the thin sandy soils grow many Stringybark eucalypt trees.

The Broderick Vineyard has some north in its aspect and is a bit warmer, lending some generosity to the wine and Mawson Ridge at 550m elevation is very cool, characteristically earthy and fragrant.

Between them there are 5 clones of Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir) 114, 115, 777, MV6 and D5V12.

Hand picked, some whole bunches, wild ferments. It has succulence and some deeper earthy notes.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.7%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

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