Touriga was originally planted in Australia over 60 years ago for fortified wine production. It is now showing its flair as a red table wine variety. Sourced from a well established vineyard in Langhorne Creek this shows the varieties floral and spice aromas with a beautifully soft and juicy palate.
Three Dark Horses produced their first vintage in 2009 using Shiraz and Romano Grenache from McLaren Vale and Touriga Nacionale from Langhorne Creek. The Shiraz and Grenache were matured in French and American oak for 18 months before blending with soft, berry flavoured unoaked Touriga. The result was a unique blend of dark cherries and raspberries with hints of dried spices and herbs, this is their SGT which they still produce today. All this was done by hand, using a hand press, a borrowed crusher and lots and lots of hard work.
Three Dark Horses is the new project for former Coriole winemaker Matt Broomhead. When the opportunity arose in 2009 to make wine from Bruno Romano’s old vineyard in the Seaview sub region of McLaren Vale- Matt teamed up with his father Alan and grandfather Frank and the Three Dark Horses were born. Today Matt and Alan run this small label with Matt’s 90-year-old grandfather Frank a vintage regular. Their focus is on producing small batch, hand made, and affordable wines of character.