Fillaboa Selección Finca Montealto

Winery:

Bodegas Fillaboa

Vintage:

2013

Winemaker:

Isabel Salgado

Type of Wine:

White

Bottles Produced:

10,000

Region:

DO Rías Baixas

Composition:

100% Albariño

MSRP:

$25.55

Description:

This estate wine is made with grapes from the winery’s highest and sunniest plot: Monte Alto. Its unique conditions: perfect south facing orientation, gravelly sandy-loam soil, slopes over 20% and unique micro-climate, award the Albariño grape an excellent character. 

For the 2013 vintage, spring arrived early, accelerating the vine’s vegetative cycle. The fruit ripened slowly thanks to the mild summer temperatures. Balanced vines and the extraordinary weather conditions during the month of September, marked by heat and lack of rain, caused the fruit to mature perfectly.  Fermentation took place at controlled temperatures in stainless steel vats. After fermentation, the wine was racked and then aged in stainless steel vats for a further 12 months, during which the fine lees were stirred regularly using the bâtonnage method. 

This resulted in the wine achieving good alcoholic strength, great acidity and an excellent sanitary state. A simply magnificent Monte Alto vintage.

Tasting Notes:

Straw-yellow color with greenish hues. Clean and bright. 

On the nose, complex and deep. Aromas of white, tropical and citrus fruits, such as apple flesh, ripe pineapple and pink grapefruit. Reminiscent of a bakery shop and rather nutty. Mineral notes, proceeding from the soil where the grapes grew, emerge after the wine has aged for a time in the bottle.

On the palate its pleasant, structured and unctuous with well-integrated acidity. Mineral notes are evident and will continue to develop the longer the wine ages in the bottle. This is an elegant, complex wine, sure to impress everyone.

Vineyards

Vineyard Size:

70 hectares

Soil Composition:

gravelly sandy-loam soil

Training Method:

TRELLIS VINES

Elevation:

150

Exposure:

perfect south facing orientation

Winemaking & Aging

Fermentation:

in stainless steel

Ageing (sur Lie):

aged in stainless steel vats for a further 12 months

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