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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Bodegas Fillaboa Albarino Rias Baixas 2007
Bodegas Fillaboa Albarino Rias Baixas 2007
(search item no. 59824)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $15.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

One of the only wineries in the D.O. Rias Baixas that produces wine solely from estate-owned fruit, Bodegas Fillaboa is also uniquie in their commitment to a single bottling per vintage, helping to prevent bottle variation and ensure consistent quality. All wines produced by Fillaboa are made from the Albariño grape variety, a thick-skinned white grape known for its rich medley of aromas. Albariño is believed to be most closely related to Riesling, which is why its name means "White Rhine" in Gallego, the local Galician dialect. Very expressive on the nose and the palate, this wine has notes of pineapple, citrus, apple, white flowers, vanilla and even a bit of coconut.
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About Bodegas Fillaboa:

Since the founding of the D.O. Rías Baixas in 1988, Bodegas Fillaboa, meaning "the good daughter" in Gallego, has produced some of the rarest and highest quality Albariño in the region. Albariño, known as the "White Rhine," because of its similarity to Riesling, is an indigenous grape varietal to Spain and one of the most sought-after white wines in the world due to its unique and complex flavor profile.

Bodegas Fillaboa is owned by the Masaveu family, who traces their winemaking history to the 14th century, almost the beginning of Spain’s wine tradition. Although the family has since diversified into different business sectors, about 30 years ago Jose Masaveu Herrero decided to resurrect his family’s winemaking past with the purchase of Bodegas Murua in the D.O.Q. Rioja.

In the patient pursuit of excellence, Sr. Masaveu gradually added two more wineries to the family’s portfolio: Pagos de Araiz in the D.O. Navarra, and most recently Bodegas Fillaboa, purchased in 2000. The winery is situated in the province of Pontevedra, near the town of Salvaterra de Miño, which is located on the River Miño separating Spain from Portugal.