Behind the Label
- The Maison
Bodega Numanthia’s vineyards are located on the plateaus and hills of Toro, a remote and beautiful region in the Spanish Duero Valley. Toro made it onto the world stage in 2007, when the 2004 Termanthia was picked up by wine critic Robert Parker and awarded a perfect 100-point score.
Strength and resilience
Bodega Numanthia’s heritage is steeped in a tradition of strength. Numancia, the town for which the estate is named, fought off Roman invasion in 134 BC, while the Toro vines resisted the phylloxera epidemic that ravaged Europe’s vineyards in the 19th century.
Winemakers at Bodega Numanthia employ techniques that extract the full potential of the grapes, ensuring dark, full-bodied wines with intense fruit flavors. For its Termanthia red, this means picking and de-stemming grapes by hand and then crushing them underfoot.
Room to grow
Spread across 205 acres, the Bodega Numanthia vineyards are planted far away from one another to allow the roots ample space to grow – important in dry climates. Almost half the vines are more than 70 years old, while one particular vineyard includes 120-year-old stocks.