DO Rías Baixas
Color: Straw-yelow, clear and bright.
Nose: Intense, yet elegant, with notes of green apple, white pear, mango, citrus and pineapple.
Palate: Powerful in organoleptic strength, volume and complexity, this wine is rich in flavor with a balanced acidity. Fresh and fruity from its entrance on the palate through to the finish, this wine will pair well with any kind of Asian food, creamy sauces and fish-based dishes.
This wine will pair well with any kind of Asian food, creamy sauces and fish-based dishes.
The 2015 vintage was marked by rather dry weather, where bud-break occurred significantly earlier in our younger vines. Spring rain was relatively scarce in Galicia, allowing for uniform flowering and producing a balanced quantity of grapes. An arid summer generated grape clusters that had vibrant acidity and high sugar concentration.
Bodegas Fillaboa is centered on preserving the primary aromas of the Albariño grape variety. A naturally thick-skinned grape known for its rich variety of aromas (16 different aromas have been scientifically recognized), alcoholic fermentation takes place at low temperatures in stainless steel vats and the wine is then aged sur lees for a minimum of 6 months. Using only bentonite as a natural clarifying agent and unique in their commitment to a single bottling per vintage for the U.S. market, Fillaboa’s dedication to excellence prevents bottle variation and ensures consistent quality from vintage to vintage.
Varietal: 100% Albariño Alcohol 12%
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.
Sight: Straw yellow, clean and bright
Nose: Intense and elegant at the same time. This wine shows typical aromas of our estate such as, pineapple, stone and citrus fruits and hints of apple and mango.
Palate: The attack is smooth, with a vibrant acidity which perfectly reflects the wines personality. This is a fruity, fresh and very zesty albariño wine with a personality of its own.
Without a doubt, this year more than ever, wines from the Rias Baixas area will have a significant Atlantic influence. The oceanic climate invaded the Galician coasts and rivers with great force, reaching even the most sheltered areas of the Miño riverbank, situated at 50 kilometers inland, making a clear mark on the personality of Fillaboa’s wines. This rare occurrence makes Fillaboa 2014 a must for wine collectors and tasters alike; bringing together rarely seen features; the mark of the sea being the most evident.
The wine-making method is based on promoting the primary aromas of the Albariño grape together with the characteristics offered by Fillaboa’s terroir. Alcoholic fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks, strictly controlling temperature. The wine was cold stabilized before bottling.
100% Albariño Alcohol 12%
This wine is crafted with fruit from the Fillaboa estate, which boasts 70 hectares of vineyards lying on rolling slopes and bordering in the south with the Tea and Miño rivers, a natural frontier with Portugal.
The Masaveu family, who own Fillaboa and two other wineries in Rioja and Navarra, also has a long history in the production of cider within the Asturias region of Spain. The Masaveus purchased Fillaboa, which means the “good daughter” in Gallego, in the mid-1990’s when they sought out the best facility for making a top quality Albariño. They then invested in several old-vine vineyards throughout the D.O. Rías Baixas and restored many of the old Roman ruins, a 13th century church and art museum that lie on the Fillaboa property, resulting not only in a premier Albariño-producing winery, but also a Spanish cultural and historical destination.
One of the only wineries in the D.O. Rías Baixas that produces wine solely from estate-owned fruit, Bodegas Fillaboa is unique in their commitment to a single bottling per vintage for the U.S. market. This helps to prevent bottle variation and ensures consistent quality from vintage to vintage. All wines produced by Fillaboa are made from the Albariño grape variety, a thick-skinned grape known for its rich variety of aromas (16 different aromas have been scientifically recognized). Some consider it to be most closely related to Riesling and believe the name “Albariño” stems from the phrase “white Rhine” in the local dialect of Gallego. Containing enticing aromas of freshly cut pineapple, orchard fruit and citrus, the 2013 Fillaboa is clean and bright with a soft, mouth-filling entrance that showcases its succulent fruit flavors. The wine’s perfectly integrated acidity contributes to its great freshness, making an excellent choice to accompany any pasta, fish or Asian dish. 12,500 9L cases produced.
The wine’s perfectly integrated acidity contributes to its great freshness, making an excellent choice to accompany any pasta, fish or Asian dish.
In the words of winemaker Isabel Salgado, ‘Spring 2013 arrived early and so did the vegetative cycle of the vines. Sudden cool periods caused the grape clusters to ripen gradually, but thankfully the extraordinary weather conditions in September, which were marked by heat and very low rainfall, resulted in grapes with a perfect degree of ripeness.’ Known for producing wines with good strength, acidity and bright fruit flavors, many say the 2013 harvest in Rias Baixas was outstanding.
All clusters were hand-picked and selected both in the field and again on the sorting table before being de-stemmed and slightly crushed upon entering the micro-stainless steel tanks for alcoholic fermentation. The grapes were then fermented at 14-16ºC for a period of 15-20 days. The resulting wine was aged 4-5 months over lees in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks before being bottled in February 2014.
100% Albariño Acidity 6.30 g/L pH 3.36 Alcohol 12.5%
The 70 hectares (173 acres) of vineyards owned by Fillaboa are located on the southern tip of Galicia, in a sub-region of the D.O. Rías Baixas called Salvaterra de Miño. A region known for its rather high elevations and excellent wind flow, Bodegas Fillaboa is nestled next to the River Miño, which divides Spain from Portugal. Each of the vineyards is planted with 100% Albariño, whose vines can reach a height of 6 to 7 feet tall. Fillaboa’s expert vineyard management team carefully manages each vineyard block and performs an annual green harvest in July to eliminate smaller clusters and excess leaves. Typically one-third of the fruit is dropped to ensure that the best quality wine will be made from the remaining fruit.