Santiago Ruiz, Rosa Ruiz Rías Baixas Albariño, 2020
Region: Rías Baixas, Galicia, Spain
Bottle size: 75cl
Notes: Vegetarian; Vegan; Sustainable
Pale yellow in colour, clean and bright. On the nose intense aromas of apricot and ripe lemon are married with subtle notes of blossom. On the palate there is a broad and rich texture, thanks to the time on lees, and a vibrant acidity carries the pronounced flavours onto the long and elegant finish.
The 'Rosa Ruiz' is made with fruit from a parcel of old, low-yielding Albariiño vines. Aged for five months on the lees, this is a complex wine with a textured and weighty palate and great intensity of flavour.
The Ruiz family has been making wines in Galicia since the 1860s. Ángel Ruiz, Santiago’s grandfather, was one of the first people to produce and bottle wines in the region. Santiago then picked up the baton and continued the pioneering spirit of his grandfather by installing the first ever stainless-steel tanks in Rías Baixas. Such was his contribution to the development of modern winemaking in the region that a street in San Miguel de Tabagón bears his name. The new winery, built in 2007, is fully equipped with state-of-the art winemaking technology and head winemaker Luisa Freire, an expert in aromatic varieties, makes clean and expressive white wines that reflect the unique sense of place of O Rosal.