Numanthia 2017 Termes, Tinto de Toro


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n the middle ages Toro wines were enjoyed all over Spain and beyond. Reestablished in 1933 the Toro D.O. currently has 14,000 acres planted, but Numanthia Estate has single handedly put Spain’s Toro region back on the map, by producing award winning wines celebrated world wide, that have reached Icon status. The high altitude (2,000 feet) of the vineyards offers extremely favorable conditions for the grapes to mature and develop. The yields from these vines are some of the lowest in Europe averaging less that 1 ton per acre. The Tinta de Toro grape which is a clone of Tempranillo, is very dark in color, especially these very concentrated old vines grapes, so the wine shows deep color and rich extraction. This 2017 Termes is made from grapes from vines averaging 30 year of age. Extended maceration of the grape skins and regular racking during 16 months’ ageing in French oak barrels give the wine a lively combination of fruit and structure. James Suckling scored this 94 points saying…


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