Appearance: Straw yellow color with greenish reflections.
Bouquet: The nose is intense, fresh and complex combining the notes of white fruit (water pear, apple, pear, custard apple) and citrus (lemon, grapefruit) with balsamic, aniseed and mineral touches.
Palate: Complex on the palate, with a sweet entry, full-bodied and a predominance of citrus notes. The combination of the five autochthonous varieties gives it an extraordinary complexity. It will evolve very positively in the bottle in the coming months.
Santiago Ruiz was universally recognized as the “Father of Albariño”. His family had already made wine since the end of the 19th century and he continued the tradition. It wasn’t until he retired that he fully dedicated himself to his passion for wine. Producer and disseminator, Santiago Ruiz is respected both for his career and for his commitment to the land. A firm defender of the use of the autochthonous varieties of O Rosal, Santiago Ruiz was finally able to dedicate himself to his true vocation when he turned 70, after his retirement as a seller of machinery and naval insurance. Passionate about working in the winery, his innate curiosity led him to focus on improving the process of making Galician white wine, and he incorporated new contributions – the use of cold and stainless steel tanks – in a constant search to ennoble the wines of his land. In 1984, Santiago Ruiz materialized his passion and founded his winery, where he made a white wine that will be one of the first to incorporate a label. Convinced of the goodness of his wine, he became the first Rías Baixas ambassador, which he made known to every corner. Soon, Santiago Ruiz was recognized as one of the pioneers in the renovation of the vineyard in Galicia and, as a tribute to his effort, the name of Santiago Ruiz is proudly carried by his own street, the winery he founded and the wine he maintains. I live his character. Rosa Ruiz continues the legacy. He presents the wine that bears his name. A 100% Albariño made from old vines with which he pays tribute to the summer afternoons of his childhood, in the old winery, with his father. Of all the Rías Baixas subzones, O Rosal is undoubtedly one of the most exceptional. Its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, the Miño and its south orientation, with more hours of sunshine and less rainfall, make up a privileged microclimate that favors optimal ripening of the grapes. There, close to the banks of the river Miño and on sunny slopes, there are 38 hectares of vineyards, divided into 19 plots, which are analyzed separately. The old native vines mature at their own pace to give rise to wines of great richness on the palate and intense aromas. Selected directly in the vineyard and harvested by hand in small boxes, the best grapes are chosen to preserve the unique character of the Santiago Ruiz whites.