Bodega Numanthia was founded in 1998 by the Egurenfamilly to produce the best wine from Toro. The estate is located in Valdefinjas, a small village of Toro in Northwest Spain.
The wines have delighted critics since the first harvest. Key to the success is the production and selection of the best grapes from Toro. Grapes from low-yielding old vines are hand-picked at optimal ripeness when they are intensely fruity and concentrated.
Winemaking then focuses on extracting the full potential, particularly the intense fruit flavors typical of Tinta de Toro, as well as structure and elegance.
• The name of the estate evokes the city of Numancia, renowned in antiquity for its resistance to Roman occupation. Under attack in 134 BC, the inhabitants of Numancia resisted heroically, choosing death over surrender
• Numancia thus stands for Tenacity & Resistance, also characteristic of the Toro vineyards, which survive both Phylloxera and extreme climatic conditions
• Toro is situated in the Castilla y León region, close to the Portuguese border
• A region of long standing winemaking tradition as the vineyards go back to the Ancient Romans
• Toro is crossed by the Río Duero, which also links such great wine-producing areas as Ribera del Duero and Rueda to the east, and the Porto region of Portugal to the west
Unique Vineyard & Terroir
• Unique ungrafted vineyards over 120 years old
• Low density vineyard (1,100 vines per hectare) to enable the vines to survive without irrigation
• Yields amongst the lowest in the world: between 2,000 and 3,000 kilograms per hectare
• Grapes show exceptional fruit concentration and structure
• Toro wines are made from a single grape variety specific to the region: Tinta de Toro, part of the Tempranillo family. Tinta de Toro is one of the darkest of all red grapes.
Items serving at Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta:
Numanthia Termes '2009', Numanthia Numanthia '2008', Numanthia Termanthia '2008'
Numanthia Termes '2009'