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Sandro Mosele is one of Victoria's most accomplished vignerons, his celebrated editions of Kooyong and Port Phillip estates are amongst the most cherished renderings of Burgundy styled Pinot Noir in the nation. Mosele has applied his art to a precious parcel of fruit, picked off a single, modest block of vine, grown to the fully fertile soils of a lamb and beef stud, on the brisk, maritime blown coastals of Gippsland South. This is not Pinot for profit, Walkerville represents an aesthetic appreciation of fruit from the farmer, invigorated by the blessings of providence and consecrations of local livestock. A cornucopia of comely characters, forcemeats and fennel, pectins and pith, Walkerville make Pinot Noir as it should be, bucolic, pastoral, articulate of the land whence it came. Partisans and purists of bespoke presentations in Pinot, are quietly advised to pool their pesetas and avail themselves of a case or two Walkerville Pinot Noir, a mere few hundred dozen are made of each.. The grazier's garden of gippsland»

Tait Basket Pressed Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
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.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$287.50
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 24C 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.
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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.

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.

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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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