(From 2008 Vintage) "Tinta de Toro, part of the Trempanillo family, is the single grape variety used in the region. Picked at optimal ripeness on low yielding old vines, it is intensely fruity and concentrated. The foundation of the Numanthia range is the production and selection of the best grapes from the Toro terroir. Grapes from low yielding old vines - 50 years and older - are picked at optimal ripenesss when they are intensely fruity and concentrated. Winemaking then consists of extracting their full potential...
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Wine SpectatorThe winery called Numanthia-Termes makes three wines: value-priced Termes, main label Numanthia and high-end Termanthia. All are made from old-vine Tinto de Toro grapes (a Tempranillo clone); Powerful and harmonious, this polished red has it all working: ripe fruit, lavish oak, firm structure and a promise to open and develop with age. Notes of plum, mineral, smoke and spices should open and develop with time. Best after 2005.