Numanthia has released the 2007 vintage for its three wines, Numanthia, Termes and Termanthia.
Selected from the best grapes of Spain's Toro terroir, situated in Spain's Castilla y Leon region, the wines instantly charm with their finesse and elegance.
The 2007 vintage is the result of slow ripening and late harvest of the grapes. A dry, clement winter was followed by a cool, rainy summer, enabling a gradual flowering of the vines.
Picked at optimal ripeness from these low-yielding vines, the grapes are intensely fruity and concentrated.
The winemaker's art is all about extracting their full potential, particularly the intense fruit flavors typical of the Tina de Toro grape, the only variety planted in the region.
The 2007 vintage was aged in French oak for 14 months, giving it remarkable elegance and velvety depth.
Tasting Numanthia 2007 reveals a broad palette of flavors. Intense notes of red and black fruit are joined by cacao and a blend of spices: cinnamon, nutmeg and black pepper.
As elegant as it is powerful, the 2007 vintage expresses the rich personality of the Numanthia vineyards, a cradle of complex, intense wines.
| Wine Advocate 94+ points (Apr 2010)
The 2007 Numanthia is marginally more approachable but it, too, is a dense, layered, voluminous, structured wine. Given the requisite cellaring, it will eventually become both elegant and powerful.
Wine Spectator 92 points (Feb 28 2010)
This rich red brims with ripe, fresh flavors of blackberry and cassis, backed by toasty chocolate and dried spice notes that caress the palate and linger on the finish. Plush yet structured, in the modern style. Drink now through 2014. 1,000 cases imported. –TM