Fillaboa Selección Finca Monte Alto

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Tasting Notes

Fillaboa Selección Finca Monte Alto is a great wine with a surprising balance and roundness. This is an exciting wine.

The 2015 vintage was marked by low rainfall, causing irregular budding. However these weather conditions also gave way to homogeneous blooming and a very balanced grape production. The summer and harvest were very dry, awarding good balance between the alcohol and acidity levels. The Monte Alto plot is renowned for the balance of the wines it creates. The perfect south facing position, its trellis conduction system, its gravelly, sandy loamy soil and its slopes with over 20% incline make the difference and the uniqueness of the terroir is clearly reflected in its wines. 14,388 limited edition bottles.

Alcohol - 12.5% 100% Estate Albariño

Estate wine crafted with grapes from our Monte Alto plot. This emblematic plot is the highest and sunniest at Fillaboa and crowns the estate at a height of 150 meters, on a meander of the Miño River, fifty kilometers before it joins the Atlantic Ocean. This inland terroir grants the Albariño grape an exceptional character.

Tasting Notes

Color: Straw yellow, clear and bright.

Aromas: Elegant and complex on the nose, with Pica lemon, pineapple candy, and pink grapefruit aromas. Fresh notes evoke the trace of the sea. Fine nuances of white flowers, reminiscent of freshly baked goods and dried fruit. After some time in the bottle, mineral notes from the soils where the grapes grow once again reappear.

Flavors: Pleasant attack, revealing volume and character in the mid-palate.This wine has an amazing depth, the citrus aromas persist up to the finish. This wine won’t leave you indifferent.

2014 was an atypical year with a very Atlantic flair: unusually cool temperatures and heavy rain kept most of the winegrowers in the Denomination of Origin on the alert throughout the season. However, these factors together with the unique microclimate, the perfect south facing orientation of the MONTE ALTO plot, the gravelly, sandy loamy soil and the slopes with over 20% incline, awarded us perfectly ripe, balanced fruit with a zingy acidity, offering this complex white wine style and longevity. The harvest took place at the end of August.

Fermentation took place at controlled temperatures in stainless steel vats. Racking was carried out after fermentation and then the wine was aged for a further 12 months in stainless steel vats, during which the fine lees were stirred regularly using the bâtonnage method. Presented in a 75 cl Signature style bottle.

100% Estate Albariño Alcohol 12.5%

Estate wine made with grapes from our Monte Alto plot. This emblematic plot is the highest and sunniest at Fillaboa and crowns the estate at a height of 150 metres. Situated in a meander of the Miño river, 50 kilometres before the river joins the Atlantic ocean, this land awards this albariño wine an exceptional character.

86

points

2014 Fillaboa Selección Finca Monte Alto
Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, 2016

"ibrant acidity drives savory flavors of tarragon and quinine in this lively white. Pear and apple skin flavors come along for the ride. Tart and tangy. Drink now. 62 cases imported."

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