Fillaboa Albariño

D.O. Rías Baixas , DO Rías Baixas

This wine comes from the historic Fillaboa Estate, from vineyards covering 50 hectares of land that lie on sloping hills adjoining the Tea and Miño Rivers in the south, on the natural border with Portugal. Fillaboa belongs to the Association of Grandes Pagos de España.This coupage includes eight of Fillaboa’s best plots, with the highest quality grapes. The sandy-loam soil has many stones and the age of the vines ranges between 18 and 31 years old.

Tasting Notes

COLOR: Clean and bright straw-yellow. NOSE: High intensity of ripe fruits, pineapple, apple and citrus fruits. Very straightforward and aromatic with pleasant fermentation notes. PALATE: Smooth and quite creamy and structured on the palate. Well integrated average acidity. This wine is balanced and persistent.

The 2021 vintage was influenced by early budding and high temperatures, followed by cold and rainy weather in April, causing an initial delay in the cycle. The generally fresh temperatures marked the development of the vineyard. Later, during blossoming, the rains with hailstones caused some damage to the vine shoots, which slightly affected some plots. From August onwards the warm weather without high temperatures marked the ripening phase, which was completed with difficulty due to the rains during harvest time. In short, the harvest was fresh and very Atlantic, the yield was average and the quality of the wines good. Fillaboa 2021 has achieved the desired levels of alcohol and acidity awarding fresh, long and balanced wines with very good structure on the palate.

The winemaking method in this winery is focused on potentiating the primary aromas of the Albariño grape together with the singularity of the terroir, resulting in harmonious white wines with good structure. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature of between 57ºF and 60ºF. Afterwards, the wine rests on fine lees for a minimum period of 6 months.

Varietal: 100% Albariño
Origin: D.O. Rías Baixas
Type of Wine: White wine aged on lees
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Aging Potential: 3 years
Serving Temperature: 46-50ºF

This wine comes from the historic Fillaboa Estate, from vineyards covering 50 hectares of land that lie on sloping hills adjoining the Tea and Miño Rivers in the south, on the natural border with Portugal. Fillaboa belongs to the Association of Grandes Pagos de España.This coupage includes eight of Fillaboa’s best plots, with the highest quality grapes. The sandy-loam soil has many stones and the age of the vines ranges between 18 and 31 years old.

This wine is born on the historic Fillaboa Estate. The 54-hectare vineyard lies on rolling slopes, bordering with the Tea and Miño Rivers in the south, forming a natural frontier with Portugal. Fillaboa belongs to the Association of Grandes Pagos de España. This coupage includes eight of Fillaboa’s best plots, with the highest quality grapes. The sandy-loam soil has many stones and the age of the vines ranges between 15 and 29 years old.

Tasting Notes

  • COLOR: Clean and bright straw-yellow.
  • NOSE: High intensity of ripe fruits, pineapple, apple, mango and citrus fruits. Very straightforward and aromatic with pleasant fermentation notes.
  • PALATE: The palate is smooth with an unctuous, structured flavor. Well-integrated acidity. This wine is balanced, fresh and persistent.
Fillaboa 2020 is an Albariño full of nuances, it is fruity, aromatic, and fresh.

The 2020 vintage was influenced by early budding, followed by cold and rainy weather, causing an initial delay at the beginning of the cycle, the cool temperatures marked the development of the vine. However, the warm front then arrived and the heat helped the ripening process along. From August onwards, the dry and sunny days were dominant until harvest time, during which the rain also stayed away. All in all, perfectly healthy grape clusters, with much lower yields and wines of extraordinary quality. Production was limited to 160,000 bottles of Fillaboa 2020, in which optimum levels of alcohol and acidity and have been achieved, awarding very sweet and balanced, fresh and long wines with good structure on the palate.

  • Origin: D.O. Rías Baixas.
  • Type of Wine: White wine aged on lees. Alcohol Content: 13%.
  • Aging Potential: 3 years.
  • Serving Temperature: 8-10 º C.

This wine is born on the historic Fillaboa Estate. The 54-hectare vineyard lies on rolling slopes, bordering with the Tea and Miño Rivers in the south, forming a natural frontier with Portugal. Fillaboa belongs to the Association of Grandes Pagos de España. This coupage includes eight of Fillaboa’s best plots, with the highest quality grapes. The sandy-loam soil has many stones and the age of the vines ranges between 15 and 29 years old.

This wine is made with grapes grown in the historical Fillaboa Estate. The 54-hectare vineyard lies on rolling slopes, bordering with the Tea and Miño Rivers in the south, forming a natural border with Portugal. The blend includes 8 of Fillaboa’s plots, boasting the most representative and highest quality grapes. The soil has a stony, sandy-loam texture and the vines are between 13 and 25 years old.

Tasting Notes

  • COLOR: Clean and bright straw-yellow.
  • NOSE: High intensity of ripe fruits, pineapple, apple, mango and citrus fruits. Very straightforward and aromatic with pleasant fermentation notes.
  • PALATE: The palate is smooth with an unctuous, structured flavor. Well integrated acidity. This wine is balanced, fresh and persistent.

  • Origin: D.O. Rías Baixas
  • Type of wine: White wine aged on lees
  • Alcohol content: 13%
  • Aging potential: 3 years

This wine is made with grapes grown in the historical Fillaboa Estate. The 54-hectare vineyard lies on rolling slopes, bordering with the Tea and Miño Rivers in the south, forming a natural border with Portugal. The ‘coupage’ includes 8 of Fillaboa’s plots, boasting the most represen-tative and highest quality grapes. The soil has a stony, sandy-loam texture and the vines are between 13 and 25 years old.

Tasting Notes

  • COLOR: Straw yellow with green hues, clear and bright.
  • AROMA: High-intensity aroma, ripe fruit, pineapple, apple, mango and citrus fruits. Very candid and aromatic.
  • PALATE: The attack is smooth and tasty. The mid-palate is long with a great balance between flavors and well-integrated acidity. This wine is fresh and fruity with good structure, very round and offering a long aftertaste. Fillaboa 2018, a fruity and pleasant Albariño wine full of nuances.

Our winemaking method is based on enhancing the Albariño grape’s primary aromas together with the unique qualities of our “terroir”, resulting in harmonious white wines with good structure. Fermentation takes place at low temperatures in stainless steel vats; the wine is then kept on fine lees until bottling. Finally, tartaric stabilization and slight filtering are carried out, offering fresh and expressive wines.

  • Variety: 100% Albariño
  • Area of Origin: D. O. Rías Baixas
  • Quality Group: Estate wine
  • Alcohol content: 13% vol
  • Aging Potential: 3 years
  • Serving Temperature: 8-10º C

This wine is crafted from 100% estate-grown Albariño that is cultivated on our historic property located only 150 feet from the Portuguese border and 22 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. A famously windy and rainy part of Spain, we train our vines in the traditional en parra, or pergola trellising system, to reach a height of 6-7 feet, thereby decreasing botrytis and increasing wind flow in our vineyards. Our granite-rich soil and the cool influence of the nearby Atlantic Ocean make the Fillaboa estate a privileged place for vine-growing.

Tasting Notes

  • Color: White gold, with light-green hues. Clear and bright.
  • Nose: Enticing and pleasantly aromatic, with hints of fresh pineapple, orchard fruit, orange blossom and citrus.
  • Palate: Soft upon entry, with well-integrated acidity and good structure, the 2017 Fillaboa Albariño is fresh, fruity and round, making it the perfect accompaniment to seafood, spicy dishes and cream-based sauces.

2017 is characterized as being one of the driest vintages on record with the least amount of rainfall in the past 25 years. Harvest began on the 30th of August, 15 days earlier than normal, and the yield was much lower than in previous vintages. The Albariño clusters we harvested in 2017 were more concentrated and with less acidity, producing wines that are incredibly aromatic, unctuous and with phenomenal structure, making them great for cellaring, as well as excellent food wines.

  • Serving temperature: 50-54º F
  • Alcohol content: 13%
  • pH: 3.49
  • Total acidity: 5.6g/l

  • 88

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    Wine Spectator, 2022

    "A sleek white, trimmed by racy acidity, this displays notes of yellow peach, grated ginger, blood orange granita and brine. Drink now. "

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  • 92

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    James Suckling, June 2022

    "Mineral and stony with dried lemons, pears, oyster shells and hints of yellow flowers. This is taut and bright on the palate, with a bright streak of acidity and a nicely chalky and austere finish. Drink now."

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    Tim Atkin, July 2022

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  • 89

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    Wine Advocate, February 2022

    "The 2020 Albariño was bottled after four to six months with the lees. It has notes of white flowers and fruit and is faintly reductive, with 13% alcohol and good freshness. It is varietal and tasty, a little tropical, with a bitter twist in the finish. 200,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in different lots throughout the year."

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  • 87

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    Wine Advocate, June 2020

    "The young 2019 Albariño feels too reductive and is going to need some time in bottle, which most of the people who insist on drinking Albariño as early as possible after bottling are not going to give it. In the palate, it shows some tropical flavors and moderate acidity, coming through a little flat. 180,000 bottles."

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  • 88

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    Wine Spectator, January 2021

    "A bracing acidity binds the honeysuckle, sleek mineral, white peach and tangerine flavors of this broad, medium-bodied white, with accents of spice, white blossom and herb marking the finish. Drink now through 2022. 5,500 cases imported."

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  • 92

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    Vinous, June 2021

    "Light, bright yellow. Highly perfumed, mineral-tinged aromas of tangerine, pear and melon take on a floral overtone as the wine opens up. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering sappy, spice-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavors underscored by a core of chalky minerality. Finishes silky, floral and long, leaving behind resonating mineral and spice notes."

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  • 87

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    Wine Spectator, 2019

    "This broad white is quite structured, with firm acidity and light tannins. The flavors are muted, offering notes of dried apple, ginger and tarragon. Reserved, but shows depth. Drink now through 2024. 14,100 cases made, 4,500 cases imported."

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  • 89

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    Wine Enthusiast, December 2019

    "Floral white fruit aromas are leesy and peachy as they introduce a fleshy palate brightened by core acidity. Salty peach and tropical fruit flavors finish with mild energy and length."

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    TBD, Wine Enthusiast, December 2018

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    Thomas Matthews, Wine Spectator, September 2018

    "Smoky and briny notes frame green apple and ginger flavors in this snappy white. Bright acidity energizes the firm texture, which gives way to a lime- and quinine-scented finish. Drink now. 4,500 cases imported."

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  • 90

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    Vinous, March 2019

    "Pale straw-yellow color. Ripe citrus and orchard fruits, succulent herbs and a subtle floral note on the mineral-accented nose. Silky and broad on entry and then more taut in the mid-palate, offering bitter pear skin and Meyer lemon flavors that are sweetened by a touch of honey on the back half. Repeats the floral note on a nicely persistent finish that leaves a suggestion of bitter quinine behind. (Raised in stainless steel tanks.)"

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