Santiago Ruiz 'Rosa Ruiz' Albarino, Rías Baixas 2021

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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.

The ‘Rosa Ruiz’ is a 100% Albariño that comes from old, pergola-trained vines planted at the foot of the old Santiago Ruiz winery (now a museum) in San Miguel de Tabagón. These old vines produce low yields of extremely concentrated fruit, packed full of flavour. An extended pre-fermentation maceration, to extract maximum aromatics from the thick-skinned Albariño grapes, and five months of lees ageing following fermentation have resulted in a complex and textured wine with intense aromas of apricot and ripe lemon. This bottle also has a distinctive label: a hand-drawn sketch based on an old photo of Santiago and Rosa standing on the balcony above the winery door.