Winery: Bodegas Antídoto
Designation: Ribera del Duero
Type of grapes: 65% Tinto fino, 35% Albillo
Vinification: Fermentation for 21 days in stainless steel deposits.
Vineyards and elaboration
The vineyards of this winery are located in the Ribera del Duero area of Soria, at 950 metres above sea level. Most of the vineyards are organically farmed. The soils are 50% pebbly sands, 20% calcareous sands and 30% clays. It is an area with a microclimate within the continental climate of Ribera del Duero.
The winemaking process is based on direct pressing whole bunches, blending red and white grapes. Fermentation took 21 days in stainless steel tanks.
Bertrand Sourdais, former technical director of Dominio de Atauta for 10 years, currently manages Antídoto and Dominio de Es, as well as Domaine de Pallus, in Chinon (France), where he is from.
He was in charge of the vineyard of Château Nénin in Pomerol in 1999, vinified at Álvaro Palacios (Priorat) and Santa Rita (Chile) in 1998 and worked at Château Léoville Las Cases in 1997 and at Château Mouton Rothschild in 1996.
Antídoto is a young project that was born in 2010, but it was not until 2011 when it obtained its first Antídoto wine.
The winery is located in San Esteban de Gormaz (Soria), in the centre of a villages like Soto de San Esteban, MIño de San Esteban, Matanza, Villálvaro and Alcubilla del Maqués. In the South of Duero riber, on sandy soils with plenty of pebbles.
The wines come from old vines of Tinto Fino Tempranillo, all of which are grown under organic viticulture.