Numanthia 2011

Numanthia is located in Valdefinjas, a small village of Toro in Northwest Spain. The Duero river crosses the region, shaping the hills and feeding the local Tinta de Toro grape. Numanthia is the icon of Toro, the most renowned and respected winery.

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 year to over 140 years – are picked at optimal ripeness when they are intensely fruity and concentrated. Wine-making then consists of extracting their full potential, particularly the intense fruit flavors that are typical of the Tinta de Toro grape, as well as structure and elegance.

The name of the estate evokes the city of Numanthia, renowned in antiquity for its resistance to Roman occupation. Under attack in 134 B.C., the inhabitants resisted heroically, choosing death over surrender. Numanthia thus stands for ‘Tenacity & Resistance,’ also characteristic of the Toro vineyards which survived both Phylloxera and extreme climatic changes.

We will be tasting Numanthia’s Termanthia and Numanthia.

TermanthiaTermanthia

Extremely rich and complex, the nose is a gushing palette of lively dark fruits and delicate liquorice, truffle, balsamic and spices notes, perfectly integrated with subtle toasty and roasted characters. It starts with an impressive velvety, round and delicious entrance, then the sensation of volume on the palate grows even more perfectly balanced with concentrated, firms and silky tannins, for a sensation of both weight and liveliness.

NumanthiaNumanthia

Both intense and complex, there are several layers of aromatics in this lively nose: first some extremely intense notes of red and black fruits perfectly integrated with sweet spices , vanilla and toasted characters. Impressive fruit expression, concentrated and velvety tannins, leading to a velvety and lively full body mouth-feel.

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