Palacio de Fefinanes, Albariño, 2014

Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain

Palacio de Fefinanes, Albariño, 2014

Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain



  • Bottle
  • Case of 6
  • Case of 12


Grape Varietes: Albariño 100% Wine Style: Fruity & Aromatic Whites Winemaker: Juan Gil Optimum Drinking: 2018-2019 Reviewer Rating: 92 Reviewer: Josh Raynolds Code: 102726 Alcohol: 12.5%
Estate Notes

Palacio de Fefinanes 2014 Albariño combines superb finesse and elegance with lovely minerality, and acquires a more honeyed richness with age.

This is a great opportunity to tread off the beaten track in this cool, temperate corner of northwest Spain. Here, Albariño has taken over nearly all the vineyards, but high fashion in this case means that the good winemakers, like Juan Gil, Marqués de Figueroa, are paying great attention to quality. This Albariño is the perfect foil for spicy Asian dishes, with the ability to cut through the rich, spicy flavours.

Fefinanes was founded in the early 20th Century in the spectacular Fefiñanes Palace, built in 1647 by Viscount Fefiñanes Gonzalo Sarmiento Valladares. The label design still depicts the baronial palace and the wine is certainly worthy of such aristocracy.


"Green-tinged yellow. Highly expressive aromas of fresh pear, orange zest and jasmine are enlivened by a strong mineral accent. Silky, sharply focused citrus fruit and floral flavors show outstanding energy, with an undertone of chalkiness and no excess fat. Concentrated but also lithe, with a long, penetrating finish displaying firm mineral bite and a jolt of iodine." Josh Raynolds

"This light, crisp white delivers clean, focused flavors, with lemon, briny and ginger notes mingling over a light spritz." Wine Spectator

"The Bodega del Palacio de Fefiñanes is one of the eldest producers in Albariño, as they date from 1904. They are located in the palace in the main square of Cambados, which can be considered the heart of the Rías Baixas appellation. They registered the brand Albariño de Fefiñanes as early as 1928."

A bright nose of mineral, salinity and stone fruit moves to a surprisingly weighty yet still refreshing palate. Well balanced and clean acidity supports hints of tropical fruits and subtle leasiness.