Bodegas Fillaboa, belonging to Masaveu Bodegas, has gathered in Madrid a small number of guests to present and taste three references produced in the winery of the DO Rías Baixas: Fillaboa 2018, Fillaboa Selección Finca Monte Alto 2017 and La Fillaboa 1898. During the event, guests were able to enjoy the quality and differentiation of these Albariños, recognised with prestigious awards such as, in the case of La Fillaboa 1898, the Best in Show award at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2019 (DWWA). This is the highest distinction of the world’s most influential wine competition.

In addition to tasting the wines, the guests listened to the explanations of Isabel Salgado, the Galician winery’s oenologist for more than 20 years. Durante su intervención, Salgado destacó las propiedades de estos vinos que exaltan el Albariño al más alto nivel de calidad. The event, which ended with a cocktail, was chaired by José Masaveu Herrero, general manager of the wine group, who stated that “these wines are a clear example and the purest demonstration that well-crafted and cared-for Albariño wines can become wines for ageing with a spectacular capacity for longevity”.
The Fillaboa 1898, which has obtained 97 points in the 16th DWWA, is a
exclusive wine from the 2010 vintage. It comes from the best grapes from eight plots and has been aged for eight years on fine lees, which gives this Albariño a volume and roundness on the palate that is difficult to find in this type of wine. In addition, it maintains the freshness of young Albariños and enhances the complexity and elegance of great white wines. This wine recalls the 19th century when a wine called “Vino del Condado de Fillaboa” was already sent by ship from that Estate located in the Condado de Tea, in Rias Baixas, near Portugal. In honour of these historic journeys, José Masaveu decided in 2017 to launch a wine, made by Isabel Salgado, which had been on its lees since 2010. Since then, Fillaboa has produced and bottled 3,500 bottles a year.
Fillaboa Selección Finca Monte Alto 2017 comes from the Monte Alto estate, one of Fillaboa’s most emblematic plots. The wine is made in the traditional way, using selected indigenous yeasts and keeping the wine on its fine lees for 12 months in stainless steel tanks. Fillaboa Selección Finca Monte Alto 2017 is a great Albariño wine with enormous ageing potential, aromatic, frank and fresh, structured and complex.
Fillaboa 2018 is a harmonious white wine with good structure. Su fermentación se realiza en depósitos de acero inoxidable a baja temperatura, conservando el vino sobre las lías final hasta el final del embotellado.

 

Fillaboa Wineries

Fillaboa es un pazo histórico cuya finca ha permanecido
indivisible a lo largo de los siglos siendo una de las fincas
más grandes, bellas y antiguas de Galicia y la única que,
por sus especiales características, pertenece a Grandes
Pagos de España. Tras los 1.600 metros del grueso muro
de piedra que protege la propiedad, se esconden además
de los viñedos, la bodega y un espectacular pazo señorial
reconstruido

54 hectáreas de viñedos de uva albariño plantados en ondulantes laderas conforman la finca de
Fillaboa que comprende un total de 74 hectáreas repartidas en 12 pagos en la frontera natural
con Portugal, junto a los ríos Tea y Miño. Los suelos ricos y el clima atlántico, con suaves
temperaturas por la cercanía del mar, hacen de Fillaboa un lugar privilegiado para el cultivo de
la uva autóctona, el Albariño.

Bodegas Masaveu

La familia Masaveu comienza a invertir en el sector vitivinícola en el año 1974, cuando adquiere
Bodegas Murua, pero las plantaciones de viñedo de la familia datan de mediados del siglo XIX,
concretamente en Castellar del Vallés de donde es originaria la familia y donde Federico
Masaveu Rivell inició los pasos que un siglo más tarde continuarían sus descendientes.
Since then, Bodegas Masaveu has grown to become a benchmark in the
sector, for the quality in the production of its wines in different DO’s and for its environmental philosophy.
and the utmost respect for the land, in which it has its own
plantaciones de viñedos, gracias a las cuales logran transmitir, en cada botella, la personalidad
única de cada terroir. De esta forma, se unen en un denominador común todos y cada uno de
los proyectos que embarca Masaveu Bodegas en diferentes partes y regiones del país: Murua
(DOCa Rioja), Fillaboa (DO Rias Baixas), Pagos de Araiz (DO Navarra), Leda (Vino de la Tierra de
Castilla y León) y Valverán (Asturias).