Termes Tempranillo

Along the western stretch of Spain’s Duero River, not far from Portugal, lies the region of Toro and the Numanthia Winery.  Wine has been made here for over 2,000 years.  Most significantly the area was not ravaged by the phylloxera epidemic of the late 1800’s.  Numanthia produces wines of made with the local variety of Tempranillo, called Tinta de Toro.  They tend to be intensely flavorful.  Termes spends some 16 months in new French oak barrels giving the wine structure while retaining its bright fruits.  Those flavors continue to the mid palate with hints of spice and cedar and an elegant, soft style.