“I also tasted an unbolted barrel sample of the 2020 Antidoto, a blend of 96% Tinto Fino and 4% Albillo that had a short maceration and has been in 600 liter oak barrels (only 5% of them new) since January 2021. It looks like a superb vintage for this wine that still shows the wild and faintly herbal side that makes me think of a Northern Rhone – juicy and very fine with chalky tannins and a dry and varietal finish. This is a little like 2018, approachable and understandable from early on. Volumes will grow in 2020.” 92-93 Points
“Lots of thyme-like herbs and spices on top of the dark plums, dried strawberries and cherries. Medium-to full-bodied and dense on the palate, with lots of tight tannins tucked into the fresh red fruit. Fruity, medium-length finish. Chewy and tight now, but will come around in two years.” 91 Points
Aroma of red fruits together with balsamic notes that give it freshness.
Velvety with sweet tannins and well-balanced fruit and wood. An elegant wine with a refreshing and delicate touch.
DISHES THAT GO WELL WITH THIS WINE
Meat, game, poultry. Dishes such as spaghetti bolognese, lamb couscous, wild boar stew, pumpkin pie. Charcuterie and cheese.
Serve at around 17°C.
Ribera del Duero’s reputation has grown due to its high-quality red wines made mainly from Tempranillo grapes. Tempranillo is the most popular grape variety, locally known as Tinto Fino or Tinta del Pais. Wines from this grape are pigmented, with a firm tannin structure and complex aromas of dark fruit.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Antídoto is a young project that started in 2010 from vineyards managed from Soria. Its aim is to produce fine and unique wines in the eastern part of Ribera del Duero, a region characterized by its many small plots, on which the old vines grow at an altitude of more than 1000 meters.
Bertrand Sourdais, technical director of Dominio de Atauta between 2000 and 2010, manages Antídoto and Dominio de Es, but he is also the owner of the Domaine de Pallus, in the French town of Chinon, where he is from.
Sourdais has an impressive resume: He was the head of the Château Nénin vineyard in Pomerol in 1999 and oenologist for Álvaro Palacios (Priorat) and Santa Rita (Chile) in 1998, he worked at Château Léoville Las Cases in 1997 and Château Mouton Rothschild in 1996.
Antídoto is a young project, which began in 2010 from vineyards managed from Soria. Its objective is to produce fine and unique wines in the eastern part of the Ribera del Duero, a region characterized by its many small plots, on which the old vines grow at more than 1000 meters of altitude.
The three elements of land, climate and the genetic quality of the vines make the lands of Soria a unique region and different from those known in Burgos and Valladolid in the appellation of Ribero del Duero.
Mountainous relief and little-exploited land create a unique type of vineyard for the winegrower, where the vine stock has adapted little by little and over centuries to natural conditions without any particular interference.
These wines from the old Tinto Fino (tempranillo) vineyards are all subject to viticulture managed ecologically.
Ctra. Atauta, 63B, 42330 San Esteban de Gormaz, Soria, Spain
Tel +34 975 35 04 93