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Numanthia 2016




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Spec sheet

TypeRed Wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti15.0%

The wine

Numanthia is one of the most intense wines in Spain, but also one of the most elegant ones. It is not only the reference wine for the Bodega Numanthia winery, but also an iconic wine among all wines from Zamora or even Spain. Meticulous work on the vineyards the winery cultivates within the hundred hectares it owns in the Toro appellation, results in a wine of contrasts, a superb and rounded red wine. The vines are original ungrafted (pie franco) plants, between 50 and 120 years old, which explains the balance of the fruit they give. The vines are not irrigated, surviving on the scarce rain water they receive, leading to small and concentrated grapes.

The Numanthia wine has an intense picota cherry colour, as with other great Zamora reds, but its ruby glints promise a refreshing, fruity wine — with plentiful wild red fruit aromas. The time it ages in barrels provides its roundness, concentration, and aromas of spices such as cloves. After a few minutes in the glass, you notice hints of ripe cherries and tobacco leaves, alongside liquorice and even toasty notes evoking memories of recently-roasted coffee beans. Firm but not aggressive on tasting; juicy but balanced. The sand and stones of the vineyard soils are felt through deep but polished tannins. Long and wide in equal parts, Numanthia fills the mouth with a multitude of tactile and aromatic sensations which linger some time after your last sip. Traces of warm spices, like vanilla and cinnamon, and a faint touch of smoke, embellish this wine's farewell.

What does this wine taste like?

Picota cherry red / Bright / Ruby-red glints / Violet glints
Higly aromatic / Fruit aromas / Morello cherry / Figs / Menthol aromas / Dark chocolate / Spicy notes / Black pepper
Good entry / Straightforward / Elegant tannins / Marked tannins / Good acidity / Refreshing / Fleshy / Balanced / Powerful / Unctuous / Complex / Long finish / Persistent / Cocoa

Drinking and storing


Food pairing

Game dishes, Red meats, Roasts, Meat casseroles, Cured cheeses

Ratings and awards

201693 PK94 PN
201590 PK96 SK
201491 PK
201391+ PK94 PN
201292 PK
201094 PK96 PN
PK: ParkerPN: PeñínSK: Suckling

Customer reviews

8 reviews


Vine ageBetween 70 and 100 years
SoilSandy loam

The winery

Numanthia Termes

Numanthia Termes

The Bodega Numanthia winery was founded in 1998 by the Eguren family, owners of Sierra Cantabria, Señorío de San Vicente and Viñedo de Páganos wineries in La Rioja. They aim to create wines which represent the specific characteristics of the area they are sourced from. They started to buy old local vineyards and carefully built up a collection of plots in the municipal regions of Valdefinjas, Toro, and Argujillo. In their pioneering work they realized that the old indigenous...