La Prova Sangiovese 2022
2022 Sangiovese, Adelaide Hills
Bright, fragrant, savoury.
The most versatile and food friendly grape of all the Italian varieties and the one whose deliciousness inspired our La Prova journey!
Climate | Cooler due to elevation.
Season | 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.
Source | We have expanded our footprint of Sangiovese in the Hills, separately fermenting small batches of fruit from The Blows Vineyard in Macclesfield, Shining Rock Vineyard in Nairne, Amadio Vineyard in Kersbrook and the Christmas Hill Vineyard in Kuitpo.
Winemaking | Once harvested the grapes are destemmed into an open fermenters 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 we love so much. Matured in old, large French oak and for about nine months. Unfined, unfiltered, vegan friendly.
Style | Sangiovese is quite a journey! The difference in clones and responses to soil type, rainfall and climate, is as extraordinary as its uncanny ability to show varietal character wherever it is grown! Our style aims to best express the delicious medium bodied, savoury style.
Released | March 2023