Adelaide Hills, South Australia
The popularity of Sam Scott’s La Prova label is the result of a combination of innovation, awareness, site-selection, authenticity and value. These are Sam’s site and varietal trials, where he applies some modern and original methodology to what he’s learnt of how these Italian varieties are made at their origins.
He chooses the varieties based on an almost intimate knowledge of vines and vineyards along the length of the Adelaide Hills, and Sam maintains an input into the chosen vineyard’s management. The wine style needs to be terroir-driven, varietal and authentic, and must also carry the Scott signatures of drive, vitality and freshness.
Each variety is recognizable, vibrant and beautifully made, but also has to be subtle, textural and savoury – food-friendly and adaptable wines for the table.
With aromas of nashi pears and green apples, the Pinot Grigio shows great intensity and liveliness. The Fiano, formerly known as the Scott Fiano, where it is considered by many as one of Australia’s consistently best Fiano’s, exudes textbook texture, ripe fruit and spice. The reds too, reflect their Italian origins and all the wines reflect Sam’s experience and sense of hospitality.
Winemaker: Sam Scott