"With its heritage of Spanish history and its exceptional natural potential, Numanthia provides intense and vibrant wines, icons of the Toro appellation."
The name says it all: Numancia was an antique city, whose people heroically resisted the Romans and rather died than surrender.
From this epic heritage, Numanthia has kept tenacity and resistance, two characteristics of the Toro vineyards that survive both extreme climatic conditions and phylloxera. The ungrafted vines, over 120 years old, help produce the iconic wine of Numanthia: Termanthia.
The combination of a unique terroir, an exceptional vineyard and the quintessential expression of the fruit, place Numanthia as one of the cult wineries of Toro region in Spain. Its outstanding wines will give you an intense and vibrant tasting experience.
Numanthia is the icon of the Toro appellation, which is situated in the North West of Spain in Castilla y Leon region, close to the Portuguese border and crossed by the River Duero.
Situated on plateau or hillsides between 650 and 850 meters, the vineyards can resist extreme weather conditions and very dry seasons thanks to layers of clay in the sub soil below a surface of sandy rocks.
Tinta de Toro, part of the Trempanillo family, is the single grape variety used in the region. Picked at optimal ripeness on low yielding old vines, it is intensely fruity and concentrated.
The foundation of the Numanthia range is the production and selection of the best grapes from the Toro terroir. Grapes from low yielding old vines - 50 years and older - are picked at optimal ripenesss when they are intensely fruity and concentrated.
Winemaking then consists of extracting their full potential, particularly the intense fruit flavours that are typical of the Tinta de Toro grape, as well as structure and elegance.
This approach is common to the three wines produced, each having its own particular style: Numanthia, Termes and Termanthia.
Numanthia is part of the Estates & Wines collection.
After a mild and rainy autumn, winter brought a great drop in temperature with snowfalls. The intense cold and the precipitations delayed pruning. Bud bursts started rapidly towards the end of March but were suddenly interrupted in May, causing the loss of some of the old and most vulnerable vines.
The heat and luck of rain in July and August dried out soils and delayed veraison to mid-August, 6 days later than usual. Hot temperatures throughout September increased sugar concentrations but a light rainfall on Sep 15th reactivated maturation, which allowed full and balanced phenolic ripeness.