La Prova Nero D'Avola 2020
The Wilpena Vineyard in McLaren Flat is a little warmer and lies in deeper soil, so it gives a little more generosity to the palate. Half the wine had extended time on skins giving the ethereal characters and the other half pressed earlier to capture bright and vibrant fruits. Synergy is the goal.
Owned by famous winemaker Sam Scott, whose passion and love for Italian grapes made him push the boundaries, he produces the most exciting wines in Adelaide Hills. His winemaking style is to avoid filtering, to fine, and adding chemicals except for minimal sulphites. Sustainable vineyard practices are applied, the vineyards are pesticide-free and have permanent mid-row grasses that eliminate the need for tilling. These practices improve soil health, maintain good composition and encourage competition for weeds. All their wines are vegan friendly.