Numanthia is a red wine produced in the Toro wine-growing Denomicanc d’Origen in the northwest of Castile and Léon. The Numanthia estate lies near the small village of Valdefinjas, in the province of Zamora. The wines are made from 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo).
Numanthia was was founded in 1998 by the Eguren family, from the Rioja region. From the start, the aim of Marcos and Miguel Eguren was to produce the best wine possible in the Toro wine-growing region. The estate was purchased by French luxury goods giant Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) in 2008. Today the estate owns 83 hectares of vines in the communes of Valdefinjas and Toro. Of these, over 40% of the vineyards are planted with vines aged over 70 years old and there is another exceptional plot of 4.8 hectares (Teso de los Carriles), in the commune of Argujillo, whose vines were planted over 140 years ago. These grapes contribute to the three wines called Termes, Numanthia and Termanthia. The estate’s signature wine is Numanthia.
Numanthia is a subtle blend of grapes from more than 100 parcels of the finest terroirs offering unique balance, elegance and power. Numanthia’s style depends on the selection of exceptional vines, aged between 50 and 100 years old, ungrafted and non-irrigated. Year after year, their low yields deliver grapes of extreme concentration with intense fruit and structure. Harvesting is carried out manually and there is a rigorous selection of grapes both in the vineyard and at the winery. The grapes are 100% de-stemmed and undergo between 4 to 6 days of cold maceration with 2 daily pump-overs. There is then an extended maceration on skins for 21 days with light pump-overs. The wine is aged in new French oak barrel during 18 months and is racked every 4 months.