He was born in the Argentinian city of Mendoza in the foothills of the Andes, surrounded by vineyards, and is a real expert on wines cultivated in extreme weather conditions. He also has years of experience in the wine sector. Lucas is someone who always pursues personal growth and tries to be the very best. In 2014, he gained an MBA with distinction from the IAE Business School in Buenos Aires. After dedicating himself to the world of wine for the past ten years, he is now entering a new phase of his life with the challenge of heading up the Bodega Numanthia winery. This has a unique history, with ungrafted vines that are over 100 years old. The Tinta de Toro wines have tenaciously survived both the region's extreme climatic conditions and the phylloxera blight which devastated vines throughout Europe in the 19th century. As the estate director of Bodega Numanthia, Lucas wishes to preserve this precious heritage, offer wines full of intensity and elegance and make the winery's two wines, Numanthia and Termanthia, icons of Spanish wine worldwide.
The production area of the Toro wines lies on the western border of the Castile and León region in the north-west of Spain. The area has a long tradition of winegrowing with some of the estates already existing during Roman times. Bodega Numanthia covers 83 hectares of vineyards in the municipalities of Valdefinjas and Toro (province of Zamora). The majority of the area is home to vines which are between 70 and 100 years old. In another special area covering 4.8 hectares in the municipality of Argujillo, there are even vines that are 120 years old. The winegrowing area consists of many small plots, most of which are south or south-west facing. The average altitude is 700 metres and the soils are mainly sandy gravel on a clay subsoil.