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Characteristics of Roselito
Roselito is a rosé wine produced in Ribera del Duero by Bodegas Antidoto in San Esteban de Gormaz, Soria.
The winery was founded by Bertrand Sourdais and David Hernando. Bertrand Sourdais is one of the founders of Dominio de Atauta and has shaped his career in great wineries such as Alvaro Palacios and Château Mouton Rothschild in Burdeos.
The old vineyards of the winery are cultivated ecologically and are located in one of Ribera de Duero’s coolest areas, 1000 metres above sea level in the Soria province.
The Roselito is made with Tempranillo and Albillo grapes from old vines in the area. The two varieties are pressed immediately and the must ferments in stainless steel tanks.
After a dry winter, spring came loaded with rain. Thankfully, this water was stored, since it was much needed during the extremely dry summer. The low temperatures during spring delayed the sprouting of the vines, which led the growth cycle to start with delay. However, this delay was offset thanks to the high temperatures recorded in July and August, to the point of delaying ripening in those younger vineyards.
The 2016 vintage beat the production record of the 2014 vintage. And not only in production, but also in quality due to the excellent weather conditions and the excellent health of the vineyards.
The wines from this vintage offer a lot of volume, with a good capacity to face the passing of time, with roundness and spectacular tannins. A harvest reminiscent of those of the late 80s and early 90s.
The 2015 vintage started with a winter that had good groundwater reserves. The spring was warm and dry until well into the month of June, when there were intense rainfall at the beginning of the blooming. A summer with some well spread out storms gave way to a very dry autumn.
The harvest was slightly ahead of the usual dates, but the analytical and organoleptic features, and the balance of the berries, were ideal. Thus enabled the harvest to take place at the optimal ripening time.
The wines from this vintage, which was classified as excellent, have a good colour intensity, significant fruity notes on the nose and a high tannic potential in the mouth, with sweet tannins that indicate the good phenolic ripening of the berries. A vintage reminiscent of the exceptional 2005 vintage.
Ribera del Duero is a Denomination of Origin located on the northern plateau, bathed by the waters of the River Duero, where they produce delicious and recognised red wines with great complexity made from the Trinto Fino grape variety.
Antídoto winery is run by Bertrand Sourdais, of French origin and a fifth generation of wine growers from the Loire, and settled in Soria for years, where he produces Ribera del Duero wines from old Tinto Fino and Albillo vineyards, grown pursuing the principles of organic farming; a rarity, especially the Albillo variety in Ribera del Duero, which gives this winery a very special personality. And especially its rosés, made with a mixture of red and white grapes. Bertrand is committed to preserving and showcasing the old vineyards in the area. And believe us when we tell you that he’s not wrong.