Featured as one of the recommendations in Eric Asimov's May 2013 column.
Benito Santos is a central figure in the modern history of Albarino and the Rias Baixas D.O. He began working in his grandfather’s vineyards in the 1930s and made wine for serving in his bar – wines that repeatedly won prizes in the annual Fiesta de Albarino in Cambados. He was instrumental in the creation of the Rias Baixas D.O. in the 1980s.
The Saiar Albarino is from a vineyard in Salnes. It is raised in tank with minimal sulfur and spends a few months on the lees before being bottled. Case Size 12