This is an increase in the textural component than most years and I like the evolution.
About the Wine
Yet another impressive Fiano here, great variety for SA.
Winemaker Sam Scott has got a great nose for a good vineyard. When he came across Caj and Genny Amadio's vineyard in Kersbrook, his spidey-senses were tingling. "It is a great site for the southern Italian varieties where the warm to hot days are tempered by the cooler nights." offers Sam.
This year's Fiano was crushed before fermenting to extract maximum juice then left on, what Sam refers to as "fluffy lees". 40% of the wine was fermented in old French oak, adding, "an increase in the textural component than most years and I like the evolution."
Gary Walsh once noted that in his opinion Sam made one of the best Fianos in the country, the 2017 will do nothing to change that view. On the 2017 rendition James Halliday says, "Scott nails it again" in his 95 point score.
This is spot on.
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.”