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Numanthia – Our favourite modern red

Over the past 20 years, Spain has become the most dynamic wine region in Europe,’ says Wine Spectator, referring to the emergence of modern icons like Numanthia that offer a combination of power and elegance never seen before. While vineyards in the Toro region have been tended since Roman times, Numanthia came to being in 1998, capturing the essence of vineyards up to 150 years old.

Numanthia and its baby brother Termes are opposite in style to traditional Rioja such as López de Heredia, for example. New oak, bold fruit and serious tannins are seamlessly knit with fresh acidity and fine purity; no doubt the result of brutally cold winters and hot summers.


Numanthia 2014 and Termes 2015


Along with Termes, produced from ‘younger’ 50-year-old vines, Numanthia is produced from ‘Tinta de Toro’ – a clone of Tempranillo that has adapted to the immensely dry conditions. The sparsely planted old vines produce tiny berries that yield less than 2 tonnes per hectare; offering concentration on another level.

For those who love plush, modern wines, these 2 are absolute must-haves.


Numanthia 2014Numanthia Termes 2015

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