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La Prova

2019 La Prova Sangiovese


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2019 La Prova Sangiovese

Region: Adelaide Hills, SA



Tasting Notes

Bright cherries, tar and a firm savoury finish. Medium bodied and rustic.

Winemaking Notes

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, which make for a wine true to our medium bodied, savoury style.

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. Wild ferment, unfined and unfiltered. Vegan friendly.

Matured in old French oak and for about 9 months. Bottled Feb 2020.

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Winemaker Sam Scott founded La Prova in 2008; the culmination of two decades spent working both internationally and in South Australia. He developed a natural affinity with Italian grape varieties early and came to see Australia as the ideal place for growing them, especially as temperatures rise.

La Prova refines the traditional textural and savoury characteristics of Italian varieties to create approachable, sophisticated wines of depth that keep curious drinkers interested. The wines are delicious with or without food and all made in the Adelaide Hills, where you can visit the cellar door on the first weekend of each month. There are two ranges; alongside La Prova is La Prova Uno, with single site expressions from exceptional vineyards.