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1 - 3 of 3 Wines By Tait
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Tait Ballbuster Basket Pressed Shiraz Merlot Cabernet 2012
Barossa
For such a small, hands on winemaking operation, Tait have won conspicuous praise from the most respected international reviewers. The attention to detail and strong relationships with the Barossa's best growers gives Bruno Tait access to high quality fruit which he fashions into a wine that reflects his own personality, generous and affable. A traditionally crafted, small batch wine, assembled from parcels of Barossa fruit that have been earmarked on the basis of opulence, exuberant tannins and refreshing acids, treated to the most adroit vinification techniques.
$1999each
$237DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
All fruit is picked at complete physiological ripeness, to obtain optimal balance of natural sugar and flavour development. Grapes are destemmed into open fermenters, pH is adjusted and vinification takes place over the course of a week at 24┬░C. The ferments are treated to hand plunging thrice daily until completion and basket pressed by hand in the old world style, a component is transferred to seasoned oak barrels for malolactic and maturation. A mostly Shiraz wine with inclusions of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, all parts are racked and returned to barrel two or three times throughout a term of twelve months, achieving a clarified wine that does not need any fining or filtration prior to bottling. Alcohol 15.5%
 
Deep red colour. Lifted aromas of ripe plums and spice, violets, vanillan and cardamon coffee grounds, cigarbox and creamy oak. An intense palate of dark fruit flavours, red currants and black bramble characters are supported by the most gripping tannins. A full bodied wine to accompany char grilled ribeye or ripe, pungent hard cheese.
Tait Basket Pressed Shiraz 2013
Barossa
The old fashioned practice of treating ferments to a manually operated basket press, preserves the elemental rectitude and textural integrity of good wine. Bruno Tait sources a unique parcel of Shiraz from a single vineyard at Rowland Flat which yields a meagre tonne and a half per acre. The precious old vines are seventy years of age, they are consulted by Bruno twice a week at vintage time to determine the perfect day for picking. The vinification is wholly natural and very old world in style, an extremely limited 240 dozen are produced.
$3999each
$477DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The time of vintage is crucial for such a generously high alcohol wine, Shiraz is picked only when fully physiologically ripe, as natural fruit sugars and juicy esters are at their peak. Grapes are de stemmed into open vessels, pH is adjusted and the musts are vinified at 24┬░C over the course of ten days. Ferments are treated to a regimen of plunging and pumpovers three times daily for optimal extraction of colour, flavour and tannin. Upon completion, juices are given passage through an old fashioned basket press into a selection of seasoned American oak barrels for malolactic and maturation, rack and returned over a term of eighteen months to achieve a natural filtration. Alcohol 16.0%
 
Deep black purple. Intense aromas of blackcurrant, stewed plums and cherry, chocolate, allsorts and carob. Full bodied, berry filled palate layered with black bramble characters, drenched with cherry liqueur and compote reduction, its ripe substantive tannins and elegant oak frame a carriage of warming plum suet fruit flavours, before a long, sweetly everlasting finish.
Tait Wild Ride Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre 2012
Barossa
Giovanni Tait was a cooper who migrated to Barossa Valley in 1957, he took up work with B. Seppelt and Sons, where he took a hand in the ├ęlevage and maturation of the most memorable vintages. Tasteful and judicious use of oak remains an essential component of the winemaking traditions at Tait, none more so than the topical Rhone styled blend of Grenache, Mourverdre and Shiraz. Tait source fruit for the Wild Ride from choice sites on the southern Finders ranges, treating each parcel to an individual regimen of oak, a mere thousand cases are produced.
$1999each
$237DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Parcels of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre are picked off vineyards, planted to typically clay soils, only when completely physiologically ripe. All components are handled separately and are assembled into the finished wine just before bottling. Grapes are de stemmed into fermenters and pH is adjusted, for a week or more of vinification at 24┬░C, plunged and pumped over, two or three times daily. Batches are passed through an old fashioned basket press for completion of ferments and a course of malolactic. A combination of seasoned and new American oak barrels are treated to rack and returns throughout a year's maturation, to achieve a natural clarification without the need of fining and filtration. Alcohol 15.5%
 
Garnet purple colour. Blackberries and cherry nose, charcoal and spiced plum notes. Juicy cherry ripe palate, darker characters of carob and bitter chocolate oak in support of boyeneberry and chewy gelatine jube flavours, its gentle framework of oak and malleable tannins around a core of ripe red berry flavours, resolving on a sweetly drying, savoury black olive finish.
The Tait family have been coopering the finest wine barrels for over a century, today they are one of the Barossa's premiere winemaking estates

The genesis behind Tait Wines was Giovanni Tait (1927-1997). Giovanni learned cooperage from his father and grandfather before migrating to Australia from Italy in 1957. He took up work as a cooper in the Barossa. His skill and craftsmanship at his chosen trade led him to B Seppelts and Sons where he took an active role in the vinification and maturation of wine in the finest oak casks.

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Giovanni's vision was to establish a traditional winery that practised the old winemaking methods to produce hand crafted wines that were powerful in depth, flavour and taste. It was not until his sons grew older that his dream became a reality. With his sons, he founded Tait Wines.

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Each year, the family acknowledges their Giovanni Tait's vision by dedicating the estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon in his memory. A reflection of Giovanni's remarkable personal attributes, it is a wine of maturity, depth of character and vitality.

Tait knows that all quality wine starts in the vineyard. The Barossa fruit they use is always from very low yielding sites, displaying highly concentrated flavours and aromas. Tait produce all wine on site to ensure quality and consistency. Traditional winemaking methods are utilised, including open fermentation, extended maceration and basket pressing. The finished wines display the indelible marque of uncompromising excellence.

The growth in stature for Tait Wines has come about fairly quickly and directly reflects the dedication and vision of Bruno Tait. Bruno's wines have received highly favourable reviews overseas ( 93 Parker points for the 2001 Basket Pressed Shiraz, 92 Parker points for the 2002 The Ball Buster, 90 Parker points for the 2001 Basket Pressed Cabernet Sauvignon)

Bruno's efforts epitomize the Barossa style, big and rich, full of flavour. The attention to detail and the close relationship with his growers ensures that Bruno can access the highest quality fruit (the old vine material is from vines 50-80 years old) which he handcrafts into wines that are reflection of his own personality, big and generous with loads of personality. Bruno also works in close partnership with his exporters, essential to maintain his presence in the competitive international market, whilst remaining true to his own style.

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