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Castille-León – Toro

Bodega Numanthia Termes 2019

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ROBERT PARKER

The estate

Located in Valdefinjas, Castile and Leon, in the Northwest of Madrid, this wine Estate is a Spanish diamond. Firmly rooted into Spanish history and terroir, it is the birthplace of powerful and intense wines, the incarnation of the prestigious Designation of Origin Toro. Founded in 1998, Bodega Numanthia, located in Valdefinjas, Castile and León, in the Northwest of Spain, is a veritable emblem of the Toro region wines. Bodega Numanthia is living tribute to the fearless warriors of Numancia in Spain, whose inhabitants heroically resisted the Roman army for 20 years in 134 B.C. and finally preferred to sacrifice their lives rather than surrender. This resilience is also found in the Toro wines in a region with longstanding traditions in winemaking and viticulture. These vineyards were planted by pioneer families centuries ago, back in roman times and since then, they have shown resilience surviving the phylloxera plague during the XIXth century and the extreme climate conditions typical of the region year after year. During the Middle ages, Toro wines were also the first in the world to travel to the Americas, carried on Christopher Columbus’ ships in 1492. All shaped in bush vines and ungrafted, some of the vines are reaching up to 200 years old and are spread all around the Denomination of Origin Toro in distinctive terroirs. Bodega Numanthia was the first estate to understand the potential of the Toro region and to reveal an outstanding Spanish terroir to the world, bringing the most beautiful expression of the timeless Tinta de Toro grape variety.

The vineyard

The wines, growing in a sandy and rocky soil, are a living symbol of resilience. They have been able to resist to time despite no irrigation being used, having to develop their roots up to 5 meters to reach the much-needed water. The vineyards are a patchwork of over one hundred tiny plots, ensuring complexity and richness. The vines are very old, some dating back to 200 years. All of the work in the vineyards are entirely manual in order to maintain the balance of the vines and the quality of the grapes. Our vines are dry-farmed and are managed organically and no pesticides are used. Bodega Numanthia’s vineyard is composed of 200 hectares (494 acres) of vines in the communes of Toro, Morales de Toro, Valdefinjas, Venialbo, El Pego and Argujillo. They manage a patchwork of 200 parcels across the Toro D.O., located on either side of the Duero River. The diversity of these scattered vineyards ensures a wide range of terroir expressions. Bodega Numanthia is the ONLY winery in Toro that represents so fully the D.O. Toro, being rich from its 8 terroirs types, embodying the full diversity of the denomination.Each terroir has its own characteristics - soil, altitude, microclimate - and provide a distinctive expression of Tinta de Toro. Parcels are vinified separately before being carefully blended by the winemaking team. The result is a wine with a unique balance of elegance and power.

The Vintage

This complex and subtle wine comes from the Spanish region of Toro. Notes of black fruit and spice blend with soft tannins and acidity.

After aging in French oak barrels for 14 months and then in bottle, this wine will subtly mature over the next five or more years.

Information

  • Domain Numanthia
  • Color
    Red
  • Vintage 2019
  • Variety 100% Tinta de Toro
  • Alcohol degrees15°

Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

The color of this wine is a ripe cherry red with ruby highlights, clear and bright.The nose is intense and reveals notes of black fruits, sweet spices such as cinnamon, as well as a fresh touch of thyme and eucalyptus. These aromas are enriched by notes of scrubbing that bring complexity to this wine. On the palate, this wine is characterized by soft, fresh tannins and well-balanced acidity, which give it great length and an expressive, fresh and elegant expression. The finish is long and persistent, revealing sophisticated notes of pure cocoa and caramel that enrich the whole tasting.

Temperature

15°

Wine and food pairing

Spanish ham plancha or beef carpaccio