the spanish aquisition

Bertrand Sourdais, D.O. Ribera del Duero

'Antidoto' is the project of Bertrand Sourdais, who has a parallel existence running his family's Chinon property in the Loire Valley (Domaine de Pallus). Bertrand's partner in 'Antidoto' is David Hernando, a wine pro local to Soria, and working with his wife, Olga Escudero, Bertrand will soon release two wines under the 'Dominio de Es' label.

Soria is the little-known eastern sector of Ribera del Duero: high and dry, cold and very remote, it's named after its main town. Eastern Ribera del Duero is totally continental, mountainous and very sparsely populated. There are just 2500 people in the region, mostly in villages of 50 or so. Long ago, this was a fault line in the christian/muslim wars.

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