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2016 La Prova Sangiovese

Adelaide Hills, SA

Delicious, silky version of Sangiovese.

$25.00

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The value, the quality, the character; it’s all outstanding here. This is terrific drinking. 

Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

About the Wine

Sam Scott's affinity with Italian varieties began with his first encounter with Sangiovese. It's a variety which many winemakers struggle their whole with. With this release, Sam has absolutely nailed it.

The trick with Sangiovese is to maintain drinkability, harnessing the power and tannin inherent in the variety and making approachable, accessible versions which suit our Australian palates. As Cambell Mattinson noted in his 93+ point review of this release, "The value, the quality, the character; it’s all outstanding here." 

This is one of the most charming versions of this variety to be found anywhere in the country, ideal for enthusiasts and newcomers to the variety, alike.

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
Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"The value, the quality, the character; it’s all outstanding here. This is terrific drinking. Complex, juicy, firm with tannin and fascinating to sit with as it evolves in the glass. It’s basically red-berried with anise, spice and ferrous-qualities unfolding as it breathes; maybe even some iodine. Florals too. But it’s just one of those wines; it combines finesse with x-factor." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Sangiovese is quite a journey! The difference in clones, responses to soil types, rainfall and climate is as extra-ordinary as is the uncanny ability for the variety to show varietal character wherever it is grown too.

Small parcels of fruit were selected from two exceptional warmer Adelaide Hills vineyards, the Blows Vineyard in Macclesfield, and the Shining Rock Vineyard in Mt Barker. 4 different clones (H6V6, MAT 6, MAT 7, Piccolo) make for a wine true to our medium bodied, savoury style and that ‘little bit extra’ this year.

Once harvested the grapes are de-stemmed into an open fermenter and left on skins for long enough, generally just over one month, that the tannins soften from angular to silky, and also enhance the savoury nature of this variety that I love so much.

Matured in old French oak and for about 9 months. 

Blend : Sangiovese (100%)
ABV : 14.1%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

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