Bertrand Sourdais' new venture in Spain!
We have been following Frenchman Bertrand Sourdais` steps in Soria, a sub-region of the Ribera del Duero (Dominio de Atauta and Atalayas de Golban) and in his family estate of Domaine de Pallus in Chinon since 2006. After the sale of Atauta, he found himself out of work in Spain, so we were thrilled to hear of his new venture with David Hernando in Ribera del Duero. Antidoto is located in the province of Soria, where a cool microclimate prevails. At an average altitude of 950 m, the soils consist mainly of calcareous rock, clay and sand, they are very different from the main zone of Ribera, the resulting wines are therefore considerably fresher. The grapes are grown on the estate and a small part is sourced from quality-driven growers around, most of the vineyards are farmed organically and the yield are below 30hl/ha. The wine is aged 14 months in 2 and 3 year-old barrels (no new oak). More info and price here: http://www.lecaveau.ie/shop/antidoto_ribera_del_duero.html