Proprietor: Bertrand Sourdais & David Hernando
Winemaker: Bertrand Sourdais
Antídoto is located in the province of Soria, in perhaps the coolest microclimate of the Ribera del Duero. The resulting wines are considerably fresher and more elegant than is typical from the appellation.
Soils: Sand with gravel (50%), sand/limestone 20% and clay 30%
Vines: 100% Tinto Fino from over 300 small parcels throughout the Soria portion of Ribera del Duero. Most parcels are over 100 years old, and many contain ungrafted vines.
Estate and purchased grapes, most farmed organically.
9 months in half used barrique, and half in used 600L barrels.
Wine Advocate – “The meatier 2018 Antídoto had some resemblances with a Northern Rhône Syrah: hints of smoked bacon and flowers, juicy and plummy, ripe without excess and quite showy. It had a little less alcohol than the 2017 and felt more balanced and round. It had fine, chalky tannins and a dry, long finish. It matured in 600-liter oak barrels for nine months, which was a shorter élevage that seems to have respected the fruit. 135,000 bottles and 3,150 magnums produced. It was bottled in July 2019.” (92+ Pts)
James Suckling – “A wild and brambly edge to the ripe dark fruit here. This has a very succulent and saturated palate with fine, attractive tannin, providing plenty of structure and good shape. Fresh and attractive.” (92 Pts)