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Characteristics of Numanthia
Numanthia is the most emblematic wine from Bodega Numanthia, and is considered as one of the great wines from D.O. Toro.
Numanthia gets its name from Numancia, a city famous of the resistance of an epic attack from the Roman army. The citizens defenced the city until the end, choosing death rather than surrender. Drawing a parallel with history, the Numanthia vines have resisted the extreme climate for almost 100 years and have been able to overcome some "bloody" episodes like the phylloxera epidemic in the nineteenth century.
Numanthia is a single variety Tinta de Toro, the reigning variety in D.O. Toro. It is made from grapes grown on old vines about 100 years old, different plots around the Duero River at an altitude of around 700 metres above sea level. The vines have a low yield, but this makes the grapes very concentrated. They support the extreme climate with a difference in temperature between the day and nights, between the winter and the summer. The results are wines with strength and intensity. Numantian.
The harvest is done by hand when the grapes have reached their optimum ripening point. After a rigorous selection in the vineyard, the grapes are transported to the winery in small crates in order to preserve them in perfect conditions. Once at the winery, the grapes are crush by the traditional methods.
The whole production process is a handicraft.
The fermentation takes place for 9 days at a controlled temperature between 26 and 28 ºC, applying two daily stirrings. After the fermentation there is a maceration with its skins for 25 days, applying soft stirring. Numanthia ages for 18 months in new Bordeaux French oak barrel that support the wine's good structure and balance. There is a racking every four months.
Numanthia is a wine with intense and complex character but very balanced with a soft texture, silky and elegant. A search for excellence which takes shape in every bottle.
Serve at 16ºC
We recommend decanting before consumption
Roasted red meats, Game stew, Iberian ham, Aged cheeses, Large game, Mature cheese, Game animals
SightDark red colour, profound with ruby reflections.NoseOn the nose it has a good intensity. Red fruit aromas and touches of black fruit, mineral notes, fine toasted notes from the aging, floral aromas and soft spicy notes.TasteOn the palate it is structured with a good acidity, very intense and tannic. A long, good finish with an after taste of ripe fruits and smoky retro nasal breathing.
SightBright cherry red colour with reddish edge. Medium-high robe.NoseIn the nose, it shows a great intensity. Aromas of red fruit and touches of black fruit, mineral notes, fine toasted hints of its ageing, floral aromas and soft spiced notes.TasteIn the mouth, this wine is structured and has a great acidity. Very intense and tannic. Very long finish, aftertaste of ripe fruit and very smoked at retro-olfaction.
SightIntense and bright dark cherry red colour.NoseBoth intense and complex, it offers extremely intense notes of ripe red and black, perfectly integrated with spices, cocoa, toffee and floral, dairy and minerals and toast notes outstanding.TasteWine with a great body, good structure, very tasty that combines intense fruit notes with hints of great vivacity liquor that adds warmth to the wine. A very long and elegant finish, powerful and astringent. An extraordinary wine.
SightIntense dark cherry red color and bright. NoseWhile intense and complex, it offers extremely intense notes of ripe red and black, perfectly integrated with spices, cocoa, toffee and floral, dairy and minerals and toast notes outstanding. TasteWine with a great body, good structure, very tasty that combines intense fruit notes with hints of great vivacity liquor that adds warmth to the wine. A very long and elegant finish, powerful and astringent. An extraordinary wine.
SightDark red, bright and deep, with iridescent ruby. NoseWhile intense and complex, offers several layers of flavors in a lively nose. At first extremely intense distinguish frutosrojos notes and black, perfectly integrated with spice and toasty notes. TasteAn impressive backbone of tannins perfectly educated, mature, velvet gives us a great body that combines fruit with tons of great vivacity. A final very long and elegant, with lots of flavors: berry, cocoa, toast and spice notes ... is the character of this extraordinary wine craft full board.
D.O. Toro is a Denomination of Origin that is situated in the north west of Spain, along the River Duero and its tributaries. From the beginning the Tinta de Toro variety has produced great red wine that is full of flavour and complexity: powerful and full bodied with great tannins.
Numanthia lies in the region of Toro, among hills sculpted by the River Duero in North-Western Spain, not far from the Portuguese border. The Numanthia estate was named in tribute to the town of Numancia, renowned in antiquity for its legendary resistance to Roman invasion. Numanthia's first vineyards were planted in 1880 and, with the same tenacity of Numancia's people, the vines of this lands have resisted the phylloxera epidemic that ravaged Europe's vineyards in the 19th century.