Antidoto, Tempranillo, Spain

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Antidoto, Tempranillo, Spain

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"This is clearly the best Antidoto so far." The Wine Advocate

"Clearly the best Antidoto so far." The Wine Advocate

A secluded village just above Soria (with a tiny population of 800) is the highest elevation in Ribera del Duero, Spain. There, the sandy soils and cool climate are home to this 93-point Spanish stunner.

Rare for this region and at 1,000 feet, the 120 year old Tempranillo vines give Antidoto its herbal, mineral driven and silky character.

Antidoto was born several years ago as an answer to the trend of overly extracted reds coming out of Spain. Since then, the wine has received multiple 91-93 point scores from Stephen Tanzer and The Wine Advocate and is a remarkably delicious terroir driven red that balances grace and elegance while still retaining its full bodied profile.

From an exceptional vintage, the wine boasts dark cherry, red currant, and Asian spices. With a silky texture and great depth, it has a long finish of anise and raspberry.

Every night, 800 people cry themselves to sleep because their best kept secret is no longer a secret.

Enjoy now and over the next five years.

$19.95 per bottle / $239.40 per case

Summary


THE WINE ADVOCATE

93 / 100

"I saw some of the incredibly old vines that produce the red 2016 Antídoto, which sees a short maceration that in a cool year resulted in a lively, fresh and spicy red with very fine tannins and great balance. This is a great entry-level red, in line with the change they started in 2014. Here, they pressed the wine before it finished fermenting, and the end of the fermentation was like a white, with no skins—as with Le Rosé. It matured in 100% new 600-liter oak barrels, and that is also noticeable in the integration of the oak aromas and flavors. This is clearly the best Antídoto so far."


Product Details


Producer: Antidoto

Country: Spain

Region: Ribera del Duero

Sub Region: Others

Varietal: Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo)

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W4413-1