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2017 Three Dark Horses Grenache Touriga

McLaren Vale, SA

A very modern McLaren Vale red wine here. Delicious!

$23.00

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About

About The Wine

Grenache and Touriga make great bedfellows in the McLaren Vale region. 

The bright red fruit and spice of Grenache from the Vale and the sweet floral notes and richness of Touriga get along like a house on fire.

Winemaker Matt Broomhead crafts this wine without the use of oak, allowing the full, plump fruit to shine. 

A riot of spice and floral aromatics, this is a juicy, well-rounded red for all occasions.

About Three Dark Horses

Three Dark Horses is the passion project of ex-Coriole winemaker, Matt Broomhead.

Together with his father and grandfather, the three Broomhead men have embarked on a mission to make some of McLaren Vale's best value wines.

Focusing on mainly Rhone varieties, they are endeavouring to produce "small batch, hand made, and affordable wines of character."

This is a small, family-owned affair that is consistently releasing delicious, full-flavoured wines that showcase the best aspects of the McLaren Vale region.

The Three Dark Horses
The Three Dark Horses
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

A blend of Grenache and Touriga, co fermented with 50% whole bunches and fermented with natural yeasts this is fruit forward but balanced by earthy, more savoury edges and natural acidity. Untamed but utterly delicious.

50% whole bunches of Grenache and Touriga are placed in the bottom of an open fermenter, with the balanced crushed on top. The ferment is allowed to proceed with wild rather than cultured yeasts for seven days. The wine is then gently basket pressed to stainless steel tank where it is settled naturally and bottled without the use of oak, fining or filtration.

Blend : Grenache (75%), Touriga (25%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

92Points
The Wine Front

"Boy this is a spicy, meaty, iron and brine kind of thing (perhaps it will rust?), musk and rose perfume, boysenberry and raspberry. Medium bodied, plenty of spice, dried herbs and dark cherry, some tang to the acidity, most excellent grip and graphite tannin, and a meaty spicy finish of fair old length. Carries a faint tickle of CO2, as a young wine at least. It’s almost like a whole bunch Pinot Noir in some respects, but kinda more interesting and characterful. Like it." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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