The freshest wine produced by Bodegas Numanthia, Termes is a single varietal, terroir-bound Tinta de Toro.
This Spanish red wine is made from low-yielding, 30 to 50-year-old vineyards located at an altitude of 700 metres above sea level.
Meticulously harvested and selected, the destemmed grapes were fermented for 7 days with 2 daily pump-overs.
After that, this red wine from Toro was macerated with the skins for 21 days. Then it was aged for 16 months in 20% new and 80% 2nd year French oak barrels. During the process, it was drawn off every 4 months.
This intense Tinta de Toro wine will improve in the bottle until 2023-25.
Decant Termes 2015 from the DO Toro 1 hour before drinking.
The red wine Termes has a very bright, intense, high cherry-coloured robe with a purple rim.
Fresh, juicy aromas of redcurrants, cherries and raspberries, combined with notes of lavender, undergrowth, dry earth and violets. On the background, this Tinta de Toro has some resounding mineral undertones and touches of spices, aromatic herbs and eucalyptus.
Elegant and powerful, with a muscular body that doesn't show even a hint of flabbiness. Spices, blue flowers, blackcurrants, smoke, underbush and mineral suggestions. This wine by the Numanthia winery has a vibrant acidity, delicious tannins and long, balsamic finish.
|Our personal opinion|
Aged for 14 months. Enterwine 93. Peñín 92. Parker 91.
Aged for 16 months. Enterwine 93. Parker 90. Peñín 91.
Parker 90, Peñín.
Peñín 95, Wine Spectator 90.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Name of Award||No|
|Mono-Varietal||Tinta de Toro|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Birds, Bull meat, Civet, Cold meats, Duck, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Red meat with gravy, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Steak Tartare, Stews|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
It's terrific!! The concentration is lightened by a yummy acidity and some chewy tannins. Pleasurable until the end.