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Fefiñanes Albariño, Rías Baixas 2020

White Wine from Spain
Another serial Wine Champion, Spain’s most historic albariño producer knocked our collective socks off with their 2020. Everything you could want of this popular grape is here and in pitch-perfect proportion: crisp, soft and appley, with just the right amount of weight on the palate and a very long finish. Wonderful.
Price: £17.00 Bottle
Price: £204.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: SP16581

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • Bone dry
  • Albarino
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • No oak influence
  • Now to 2023
  • 75cl
  • Cork, natural
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Fefiñanes Albariño, Rías Baixas 2020 in a nutshell by Director of Wine and buyer for Spain, Pierre Mansour.

Bodega Fefiñanes

This winery dates back to 1904 and is famed for being the first to bottle albariño, in 1928. It was also the first to bottle wines labelled as Rías Baixas, the increasingly popular appellation in Spain’s north-western Galicia region, and one that is now famed for its albariño. Fefiñanes albarino stands out for its finesse and delicacy, and is regarded by many as a benchmark.

The bodega’s name is a nod to its enviable location as part of a 17th century palace on Plaza de Fefiñanes, a beautiful square in the coastal town of Cambados. It is owned by highly respected winemaker Juan Gil, although he entrusts the winemaking to the talented Cristina Mantilla, who also consults at several other prestigious estates in Galicia.

The team sources its grapes from 66 families of local, respected growers. The vines have an average age of over 40 years – although some are well over 100 – and are all trained on trellises and planted on sandy soils with some limestone and clay.

The vineyards are grown at heights not much above sea level, some of which are very close to the ría, and for this reason frosts are extremely rare as the climate is warm, damp and Atlantic, with an average rainfall of about 1500 ml. However, most of this rain falls during the winter months, and the summers tend to be very dry, which, together with the splendid sunshine, allows the grapes to ripen brilliantly.
2020 vintage reviews
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Sunday Express

Fefiñanes is Rías Baixas' most historic Albariño producer. This is really lively and aromatic, with lemons, apricots and some nice grapefruit pith notes. A really nice, bright,...
Fefiñanes is Rías Baixas' most historic Albariño producer. This is really lively and aromatic, with lemons, apricots and some nice grapefruit pith notes. A really nice, bright, youthful expression of albariño with lots of zippy intensity.
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- Jamie Goode

The Times

 … a stone-fruit and peach-punch joy, with an elegant lemon twist finish.

- Jane MacQuitty

Sunday Telegraph

30 of the best wines to drink this summer: From a long-established producer whose winery lies behind thick, cool stone walls in the seaside town of Cambados, this is always a beautiful albariño: ...
30 of the best wines to drink this summer: From a long-established producer whose winery lies behind thick, cool stone walls in the seaside town of Cambados, this is always a beautiful albariño: lithe, saline and mingling notes of fresh white peach with citrus. Bring out the dressed crab.
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- Victoria Moore

The Times

The Times 50 Top Whites: Atlantic sea-breezy albariño ticks all the popular contemporary, crisp, refreshing white wine boxes, but Fefiñanes, the oldest albariño house tucked away in...
The Times 50 Top Whites: Atlantic sea-breezy albariño ticks all the popular contemporary, crisp, refreshing white wine boxes, but Fefiñanes, the oldest albariño house tucked away in northwest Spain’s damp, green Galicia, delivers extra seafood-loving stone fruit and peach punch.
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- Jane MacQuitty

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