Featured as a recommendation in Eric Asimov's March 2013 column on Albarino.
Bodegas Fillaboa is owned by the Maseveu family, who trace their winemaking history to the 14th century, almost the beginning of Spain’s winemaking tradition. The winery is located in the province of Rias Biaxes, which is in the North West portion of Spain, bordering Portugal. Albarino, known as the White Rhine, because of its similarity to Riesling, is an indigenous grape variety to Spain, and one of the most sought after white wines in the world due to its unique and complex flavor profile. The winery is relatively new, founded in 2000. In a region where most wineries purchase grapes and bottle by demand, Bodegas Fillaboa stands out with its exclusive use of estate grown fruit and single bottling each vintage, ensuring optimal quality and consistency for its highly regarded wines.
The wine is straw colored, fresh and lively, with a light honeysuckle scent and focused citrus flavors of grapefruit and lemon and seashell minerality. Serve as an aperitif, or with shell fish and grilled fish dishes with a light to medium texture.