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.
The arid vineyards also endure an extreme climate where hot, dry days alternate with cold nights. Spread three meters apart in rows, each vine has room to find enough moisture in the clay subsoil some five meters down, making irrigation unnecessary. In these conditions, yields are naturally limited to between 2,000 and 3,000 kilograms per hectare, among the lowest in the world.
Today, Tinta de Toro wines from the Tempranillo family continue to be produced at Numanthia with attention to detail in all stages of the winemaking. The vineyard manager brings the vines to their peak at harvest time, and once the wines are made and ready for ageing, the cellar manager watches over their progress toward maturity. At the final blending, the oenologist Manuel Louzada's winemaking skills highlight the vibrant fruit of youthful Termes, the power and depth of the estate signature, Numanthia, and Termanthia's handcrafted complexity.