The O´Rosal district enjoys the most exceptional conditions found in the Rias Baixas Designation of Origin, thanks to its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean and the Miño River. Our vineyard can be found close to the estuary of this river, 38 hectares over which we cultivate the native grape varieties: Albariño, Loureiro, Treixadura, Caiño and Godello. Both the espalier system training and the microclimate o the area favour the magnificent levels of ripeness that the grapes achieve before being harvested by hand, placed in small crates for their subsequent hand sorting. The ancient Santiago Ruiz winery, located in a 17th Century building and surrounded by old vines that are trained on pergolas in the ancient manner, is testimony to the winemaking tradition that has carried on here for generations. It is found in a typically idyllic Galician estate, with the vines surrounded by orange trees and adorned with historic mansions and many beautiful flowers. Wine has been part of the history of the Santiago Ruiz family since the 19th Century; the family´s maternal grandfather being one of the first people to produce and label wines in Galicia. Once retired, Santiago Ruiz could dedicate himself fully o his true passion and became a great ambassador for wines from the Rias Baixas. His flair as a pioneer led him to bring the first stainless steel tanks to the region, placing him firmly at the cutting edge of winemaking.
This wine is pale yellow in colour with golden tones. The bouquet is intense and complex with aromas of blossom, lilies, lemon verbena, aniseed, pear, apple and some subtle spicy notes. Concentrated flavours on the palate that are carefully balanced by clean vibrant acidity and stony minerality. Packed with flavour, it has a long and crisp finish.