Tir na Nog
Inevitably our founders Irish heritage had to surface. Tir na N’og (pronounced “Tier nah Nohg”) is Gaelic for “Land of the Youth”. Irish legends and myths tell of a land where mortal time was suspended and everyone was young and beautiful.
An idea well worth celebrating with an Old Vine Grenache Tir Na N’Og Old Vines Grenache is made from fruit sourced from an old vine (planted in 1910) Grenache vineyard located in McLaren Flat, Australia.
Carefully crafted using traditional open fermenters, maturation in seasoned oak, blended with a small amount of Shiraz from the same vineyard, then bottled under DIAM cork to preserve the immortality of a beautiful wine.
A tribute to the founder, John Larchet.
Nick, Barry & John.
Detail Tasting notes here
Colour: Dark cherry red with a mahogany hue.
Nose: Complex rendition of dark raspberry fruit and Turkish delights and a subtle liquorice and cedar & lightly malty oak.
Palate: Textural palate with rich round tannin and nice acidity. Focussed dark fruits, brightness and integration with oak. Excellent length and poise for the cellar.
Potential: 6-10 years, longer in a cool cellar. Decant on opening and allow to breathe if possible for a couple of hours.
Vintage: A classic vintage with all the great hallmarks of McLaren Vale.
Winemaking by Nick Haselgrove