David Traeger Baptista Shiraz 2004, Victoria, Australia
Dry red wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Shiraz from Victoria, Australia. 13.7% ABV.
The wine was named after Baptista Governa, an immigrant from northern Italy who established a winery and vineyard in Graytown in 1891. Brick red colour, with aromas of leather, spice with truffles, cigar box, and freshly polished furniture. A medium palate weight with sour cherry flavours. A Heathcote Shiraz at maturity, showing some subtlety and development having a balance of flavours and extraction to enable the wine to be enjoyed with meats and dishes of a lighter style, or with fine cheese.
Producer Profile David Traeger
Veteran winemaker David Traeger began his life in the Australian wine industry in 1973. After working as a winemaker for both major and smaller wine companies, in 1986 he established his namesake wine business. After selling his eponymous “David Traeger” brand, he has re-established himself as a small independent. His aim is to produce limited volumes of elegant and distinctive wines, working with grapes from vineyards that attain the finest of fruit character.