Antidoto is the brainchild of Bertrand Sourdais, 'El Vigneron de las Tierras de Soria'. Bertrand comes from Chinon (Loire) where his family have been winegrowers for five generations. Always on the lookout for a new challenge, he explored the possibilities of Soria's unique terroir. Soria, to the extreme east of D.O. Ribera del Duero has a harsher, colder climate than the rest of the wine region. Many of the vineyards are located at high altitudes (over 1,000 metres) and pre-Phylloxera plots are still be found. He established the now renowned Dominio de Atauta, where he was technical director until 2010. In 2016, he saw an opportunity to work with a partner to create Bodegas Ant
ídoto. Today he is a winemaker at Antidoto, at Dominio de Es and Domaine de Pallus, the family estate in Chinon.
Antídoto is located in San Esteban de Gormaz. The terroir is characterised by a somewhat colder climate (yet still warm enough for making wonderful wines!), great altitude and the mainly limestone soil with a sand, clay and rock subsoil. The grape varieties are Tempranillo (know locally as Tinto Fino) for reds and Albillo for whites. The vines range from old to very old (1920s, pre-Phylloxera).