Product: The most versatile and food friendly grape of all the Italian varieties and the one whose deliciousness inspired our La Prova journey! The 2022 growing season was another mild and gentle growing season. It had a late, wet start in spring, followed by a mild summer and cool autumn. Lots of hang time and lower than average yields.
Producer: La Prova
Region: Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Producer Info: Sam Scott continues to redefine our expectations of Italian varieties grown in Australian soil. His La Prova label has turned out some of the most breathtaking interpretations of Nebbiolo, Pinot Grigio, Aglianico and Prosecco produced here as well as Sam’s most adored variety Sangiovese. The Sangiovese from here remains possibly the most compelling version of this variety that we have seen grown in Australia, period.
Two distinct labels make up La Prova’s suite of wines, the white label wines focus on varietal expression and outstanding value where the Uno range are the single-site wines from growers Sam works closely with year-round. The grape growing and winemaking ethos is very much one of low impact, using native yeasts and only a little sulphur when bottling. Old oak and long, purposeful maceration for the red wines (sometimes in excess of 9 months on skins) allow Sam to realise savoury nuances, structure and an ethereal quality in his wines in the never ending pursuit of the purest expression of these varieties in Australia.