A Night with Numanthia

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Pork Belly

Our second course was probably my favorite of the night, a gorgeous piece of pork belly served with braised chard, charred figs and a Numanthia reduction! This was just a killer dish that worked perfectly with the 2008 Numanthia, allowing the wine to reveal its richness and balance. The fat of the dish helped to temper the structure in the wine, allowing us an early look at the wine's full potential.

Unlike Termes, Numanthia is not a young vines cuvee but a blend, based on the low yields of 70- to 100-year-old ungrafted vines of Tinta de Toro. Here we find an expression of the terroir of Toro, wrenched from the deep soils by ancient roots and concentrated by low yields. Numanthia delivers nuance and power with fine balance and elegance.

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  • Snooth User: Kirsy
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    Wish I was there. It all sounds so delicious!

    Jun 23, 2012 at 2:32 AM


  • Snooth User: outthere
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    Niiiice!

    Jun 29, 2012 at 10:48 AM


  • Snooth User: lingprof
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    The Angelenos love you too, Greg!! Come back soon! (Maybe not at rush hour...)

    Jun 29, 2012 at 6:06 PM


  • Snooth User: EMark
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    Sorry to say I could not make it. This report really makes me (and Peggy to whom I sent the link) sorry.

    Jun 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM


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