Shiraz Nagambie Victoria
David Traeger is an old hand with decades of experience, after a long and distinguished history of crafting an entire generation of the most memorable vintages. Viticulture has been an essential part of Victoria's lifestyle and culture over the course of three centuries. Traeger has drawn fruit from a shortlist of low yielding Heathcote vineyards, precious sites which can trace their genesis from the nineteenth century to the 21st. Each parcel imparts its own distinct complexity and character to the finished wine.
David Traeger knows his source vineyards well, isolating the finest parcels of Shiraz. The rich ferrous soils of Heathcote and abundant sunshine permits full physiological ripeness, achieving smooth tannins and fleshy characters in the grapes. Grapes are harvested at peak maturity and treated to a traditional vinification, aimed at producing an intense Shiraz of elegance and finesse. The finished wine is matured a year or more in a selection of small, finely coopered Nevers, Alliers and American oak barrels for a year, just the right amount of time to achieve the style which David Traeger aims for. The oak is in complete support without dominanting the excellence of the exquisite Heathcote fruit.
Deep crimson red. Spiced bouquet of cinnamon and dark fruits over a background of toasty oak. Sweet black pepper, compote berry and plum flavours flow on the crisp medium weight palate, supported by vanilla bean oak and tasty, malleable tannins, finishing with crisp red fruit astringency and textural vinosity, delivering the finesse and length expected of David Traeger.