Vinedos Ruiz Jimenez the result of a dream come true when in 1998, Francisco Ruiz, decided to build his own winery to use the grapes he was growing, instead of selling them. All the vineyards are organically farmed in the small village of Aldeanueva de Ebro in Rioja. The idea was to offer the best quality, most terroir expressive wines that the land has to offer using only organic and sustainable parameters. This was quite a rare idea in Rioja back in 1998 but he knew that organic and biodynamic was the only way to give quality and terroir to the wines. Today they are the only organic and Demeter certified winery in Rioja.
Grapes are manually harvested from a single hectare of 10 year old vines. Transported to the winery in individual 10kg containers as quickly as possible. Grapes for this wine are harvested in 2 mornings. Whole bunch pressed and passed straight to French oak. A vigorous fermentation starts after about 2 days, overflowing from the barrel, with a refill from another barrel every day. Once the fermentation is finished, it’s transferred to stainless steel tanks to eliminate any large sediment, before it’s returned to the barrel for further ageing. After 3 months it's transferred to stainless steel tanks to settle. Bottled after a gentle filtration.
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