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About this winery
Tait is a classic small family winery, dedicated to producing traditional handmade wines from old-vine Barossa fruit. Winemaker Bruno Tait, and brother Michael, are fulfilling the dream of their father Giovanni Tait who emigrated to Australia from Italy in 1957. Interestingly the surname Tait is Scottish: Giovanni's ancestors had moved from Scotland to Italy many generations ago. The Taits are modest, hardworking people who produce wines that are always excellent value. Winemaking is an...
Notes about product
To produce its wines, Tait wanted a traditional winery using all the winemaking techniques to produce old, hand-made, full-bodied, delicious wines. Grapes from Barossa always come from very low-yield vines and have very concentrated aromas and flavors. Fruit used for Tait’s wines is grown in the Barossa Valley, either by Michael or Bruno, or by vine growers that share the same winemaking philosophy.
Tait’s facilities are located on the property to ensure quality. They use a combination of Old and New world technologies. During the vine’s ripening stage, samples are being taken to determine the optimal combination between aromas, sugar content, and acidity level, as well as to decide the best time to start harvesting. Grapes are picked, lightly crushed, and placed in open fermenters. This process lasts for 7 to 10 days.
The wine displays a dark, cherry red color. The nose opens on chocolate, plum, and dark cherry aromas that are enhanced by a touch of oak. This dry red wine offers a pleasant freshness and fleshy tannins. The broad palate ends on a lingering finish.