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Professional Ratings: 89 Wine Spectator, 89 The Wine Advocate
Region: Rias Baixas, Spain
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Item no. 59824
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.
Quite rich, full-bodied and concentrated, this white delivers pear, almond, mango and grapefruit flavors over firm acidity. Has the structure for food. Drink now through 2011.
Produced entirely from estate fruit, the gold-colored 2007 Fillaboa Albarino has an excellent nose of spring flowers and lemon curd. Creamy and concentrated on the palate, it has excellent depth, ripe flavors, and a lengthy finish. Drink it over the next three years.