PARIS, October 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Bodega Numanthia, a veritable emblem of the Toro region wines, located in Castile and León, in the Northwest of Spain, launched Pozo de Tinta, a permanent structure renewing the tasting ritual in the heart of one of the most ancient plots of the estate.
The estate was searching for iconoclastic eyes to reveal its identity and exceptional heritage. The Bodega has been convinced by the founders of 5.5 designstudio and their approach, to create Pozo de Tinta, literally "ink well", which alludes to the notable blackness of the grapes of the Tinta de Toro, the estate's single grape variety.
For the first time in Toro, an estate pays homage to its vines, its landscape and the savoir-faire of men through a piece of Land Design. Pozo de Tinta marries creation with function and reveals the rough Diamond of Toro: Bodega Numanthia, an estate rich in facets and complexity.
Pozo de Tinta testifies to and expresses the essential role of the terroir. It creates an inherent link between wine and nature, celebrating the long production process from grape growing to the ageing in the cellars and the longed-for tasting of Numanthia and Termanthia, the two exceptional wines created at Bodega Numanthia.
To renew this tasting ritual in the midst of the vines, a well was dug several meters deep into the soil, where the vine stocks draw their strength. Three bottles of Termanthia, carefully selected by the cellar master, are lowered and cooled by the underground depths, before being delicately extracted with a pulley and tasted. Pozo de Tinta is born. « The Pozo is a magnificent place to protect these gems », says Lucas Löwi, Estate Director, the only key holder of the Pozo de Tinta. « A ritual based on sharing, that brings together the people, the wine and the nature that is celebrated here. Because it's from this soil that the wines of Bodega Numanthia gushes forth. Tasting this wine in the middle of its terroir is a rare privilege and it is probably the most appropriate place to truly appreciate its naturalness», adds Lucas Löwi.
About Bodega Numanthia
Bodega Numanthia elaborates two remarkable wines, Numanthia and Termanthia. Numanthia is a subtle blend of the estate's finest terroirs creating elegant and powerful wines of an intense ruby colour. Termanthia is known in Spain as the "Diamond of Toro". Crafted from a single plot of 120 years old vines, this complex and elegant wine is the ultimate expression of the Tinta de Toro. Termanthia 2004 received a perfect score of 100 from the Wine Advocate in 2007, placing it among the most iconic Spanish red wines.
Bodega Numanthia belongs to the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton group. It is the only and first European Estates & Wines winery in the Moët Hennessy portfolio.
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