Three Dark Horses Chardonnay is from the established Cranna vineyard in Oakbank. This wine sees 7 days of carbonic maceration before being pressed to old oak for full solids ferment by natural yeasts.
An enticing mix of grapefruit, butterscotch and herbs pull you into a full and exciting textural palate. A totally different take on Adelaide Hills Chardonnay but one that will reward.
The Three Dark Horses Chardonnay wine undertakes the process Carbonic Maceration – which is used in the production of Beaujolais Nouveau. After picking, whole bunches are sealed in a carbon dioxide rich environment and fermentation takes place inside the berry.
After seven days the grapes are gently basket pressed and the last few baume is finished in seasoned oak barrels on full solids. The resulting wines are fresh and fruity. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered so a harmless deposit may form in the bottle with time.
An enticing mix of grapefruit, butterscotch and herbs with a nutty, savoury complexity.
Untamed, but utterly delicious. Flavours of grapefruit and melon with some gentle phenolic grip, chalky tannin and a refreshing acid finish.
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 a ordable wines of character.