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

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: Straw-yellow with green hues. Clear and bright.
  • Nose: Intense, yet elegant with aromas of pineapple, apple and citrus fruits intertwined with notes of stone fruits and mango.
  • Palate: Smooth and full flavor upon entry, the mid-palate is long and well-balanced, with perfectly integrated acidity. A fresh, fruity and round wine, the 2016 Fillaboa has good structure and a persistent finish

This wine is made from grapes grown on the historical Fillaboa estate. The 70 hectare vineyard lies on rolling slopes, adjoining the Tea and Miño rivers in the south, forming a natural border with Portugal. The rich soils and Atlantic climate make Fillaboa a privileged and exceptional place for growing Albariño grapes and award the wines a great personality. 2016 was a unique year in the history of Fillaboa. The spring was rainy and the summer was the hottest and driest in the last 50 years. However, the plants managed to withstand the drought and the late cycle caused by the cold and rainy spring was compensated by the long, warm summer. The grapes reached full maturity and achieved a perfect sanitary state. The harvest began on 14th September.

  • 100% Albariño
  • 13% Alcohol
 

  • 88

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    TBD, Wine Enthusiast, December 2018

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  • 88

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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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  • 87

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    Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, August 2017

    "The entry-level 2016 Albariño must have been very recently bottled because of how the cork showed and the reductive/sulfuric nose over a core of white fruit. It feels quite straightforward with a thin palate and marked acidity. 210,000 bottles."

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  • 87

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    Michael Schachner, Wine Enthusiast, November 2017

    "Aromas of white flowers and oily melon set up an agile palate with racy citric acidity. Pithy citrus and green-herb flavors are a touch salty. The wine is fresh with an herbal flavor on the finish."

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  • 90

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    Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2017

    "Limpid yellow. Aromas of fresh pear, melon and peach pit are energized by a suggestion of lemon pith. Sappy and concentrated yet lively as well, offering bitter citrus zest, pear skin and honeysuckle flavors that spread out nicely on the back half. Shows very good depth and clarity and finishes long and nervy, with lingering mineral and floral notes."

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