2017 Bertrand Sourdais Ribera del Duero ‘Antidoto’

Ribera del Duero Spain

Full-Bodied

£24.00 now, and £24.00 on the 15th of each month

A superb full-bodied red wine from the high country of Ribera del Duero in northern Spain

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An opulent, extraordinary wine

Grape Variety

100% Tinto Fino

Sweetness

Dry

Alcohol

14.5%

Winemaking

Classic

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Flavour Characteristics

Black Pepper Black Pepper

Black Plum Black Plum

Blackberry Blackberry

Coffee Coffee

Redcurrant Redcurrant

Smoke Smoke

Located in Castilla y Leon, halfway between Bilbao and Madrid, Ribera del Duero is a vast and arid fine wine region known for its extremes of temperature and the quality of its rich, meaty red wines.  The primary grape here is Tinto Fino (AKA Tempranillo).  In the last 30 years, Ribera del Duero has risen up to challenge Rioja for the crown of Spain’s greatest wine region.

Highlighted as one of the new Ribero del Duero producers to watch, Bertrand Sourdais’ Ribera del Duero ‘Antidoto’ 2015 is sourced from the very best vineyard sites in Ribera del Duero using vines which are at least 60 years old.  Antidoto is an opulent, extraordinary wine with juicy, plush blackberries and plum characters and undertones of spicy cracked black pepper and earth. Savoury tannins and a long persistent finish

How to serve it

Room

Pairs well with

Roast Lamb, grilled meats, game and casseroles.

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