Bodegas Antidoto, Ribera del Duero 2022

£22.00 (75cl)

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SKU: SPH0022B

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This beautiful young Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero is fruit-forward with good structure, thanks to the aging in oak barrels, it has a garnet colour with a purple sheen, with dark fruit notes like blackberry and black cherry, along with some floral hints of violet.

Food pairing

Grilled or roasted meats: Lamb pairs beautifully with the wine's earthiness. Beef, like steaks or a grilled skirt steak, is another great choice, especially when cooked to medium-rare to allow some char to develop. Venison stews or venison burgers will also stand up well to the wine's bolder flavours. Another excellent idea - Hearty stews: A slow-braised dish with beef short ribs, oxtail or even a rich chili will complement the wine's bold flavours

About the producer

We first met Bertrand Sourdais when he was the winemaker for Dominio de Atauta, one of the finest wineries in Ribera del Duero. Whilst achieving a star reputation in Spain, Bertrand remained enthralled and ‘rooted’ to his native Chinon, especially for its emblematic grape variety, Cabernet Franc. It seemed inevitable, therefore, that he would someday devote his skills and sensitivities to developing the quality of his family’s 18ha estate, Domaine de Pallus, in Cravant-les-Côteaux, at the epicentre of the appellation.

In 2005, following his father’s retirement, Bertrand became the 5th generation of the family to hold the reins at Domaine de Pallus. His aim was, and is, to produce a wine of real acclaim at the estate, ultimately delivering the full potential of the Chinon soils, whilst also respecting its best ancient traditions. He has brought about significant improvements in vineyard management: lowering yields dramatically, introducing manual harvesting and converting to biodynamic principles (but choosing to remain uncertified), whilst also reviewing and enhancing all winemaking techniques in the cellar (extended maceration, longer and gentler élevage in 2nd fill Bordeaux and Burgundy barrels, less handling and manipulation, later bottling). His first vintages are already beginning to express the true potential of their vineyards: silky, deep and rich; Cabernet Franc without any of the green vegetal character, so often showing in the lesser wines from this region.