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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Bodegas Fillaboa Albarino Rias Baixas 2010
Bodegas Fillaboa Albarino Rias Baixas 2010
(search item no. 112970)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 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
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Straw-colored yellow, with crystalline and bright appearance. There are powerful apple and pineapple aromas combined with hints of citrus. Subtle memories of yogurt and stone fruit give the wine its distinctive freshness. Soft on the palate, the wine exhibits a well balanced flavor profile, enhancing its freshness and complexity. Well integrated acidity. Unctuous, soft and refined, culminating in a lingering finish.
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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.