2015 Fillaboa Albarino
Wine crafted with fruit from the historical Fillaboa estate, these vineyards are planted only with the Albariño varietal. The rich soils together with the influences of the Atlantic climate make Fillaboa a privileged place for vine-growing.
The 2015 vintage was marked by dry weather, the younger vines sprouted before the older ones. Rain was very scarce, allowing for a uniform flowering process and awarding a balanced quantity of fruits. The very dry summer marked the vintage with a vibrant acidity and a high sugar concentration.
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 only 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.
The winemaking method is based on potentiating the primary aromas of the albariño grape and accentuating the structure on the palate. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at low temperatures in stainless steel vats. We do not clarify our wine, we use betonite. Before bottling, the wine undergoes cold stabilization.
Sight: Straw-yelow, clear and bright.
Nose: Intense, but very elegant, with notes of stone-fruit and mango. Citrus fruit, pineapple and apple aromas.
Palate: This wine is powerful, its strength, volume, complexity and balanced avours can be enjoyed from the beginning.
Origin: D. O. Rías Baixas.
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