Bodegas Fillaboa’s premium wine: La Fillaboa 1898, has been awarded 98 points by the Peñín Guide for its 2016 vintage. This is the highest score obtained by this wine, it obtained 97 points for its former 2010 vintage and was also Best in Show in Decanter.
La Fillaboa 1898 was one of the only five white wines that obtained 98 points or more in this guide, with 9,800 wines participating and only 12 wines obtaining higher scores.
La Fillaboa 1898 is an exclusive wine from the 2016 vintage. It is made with the best grapes from eight different plots and has been aged on fine lees for six years, awarding this albariño volume and roundness on the palate, qualities that are difficult to find in this type of wine. Furthermore, it maintains the freshness of young Albariño wines and exudes the complexity and elegance of fine white wines. This wine commemorates the 19th century when it was sent by boat to Cuba from this Estate situated in the County of Tea, in Rías Baixas, near to Portugal, a wine then called “Vino del Condado de Fillaboa”. To honour these historical voyages, in 2017 Bodegas Fillaboa decided to launch this wine which had been resting on its lees since 2010. Since then, Fillaboa has bottled 3,500 bottles per year.
Isabel Salgado, oenologist at Bodegas Fillaboa for over twenty years, says that “this wine represents commitment to innovation, knowledge of the albariño grape and research into our grapes and vineyards. This original wine showcases the albariño wine to its highest level of quality and longevity”.
All of the wines in this winery have obtained scores of 90 points or more in this Guide, and so have the following wines from other wineries belonging to Masaveu Family WIneries: Veguín de Murua Gran Reserva 2014, Murua Blanco Fermentado en Barrica 2021 and VS Murua 2020 from Bodegas Murua, and Leda Viñas Viejas 2019 and Más de Leda 2019 from Bodegas Leda.
Fillaboa is a historical Galician estate which has remained indivisible for centuries and is one of the largest, oldest and most beautiful in Galicia and the only one that, due to its special features, forms part of the Grandes Pagos de España Association. Behind the 1,600 metre-thick stone wall that protects the property, lie the vineyards, the winery and the spectacular, reconstructed stately manor.
Fifty hectares of Albariño grape vineyards, planted on rolling slopes, form the Fillaboa estate which has a total of 74 hectares divided into 12 plots on the natural border with Portugal, alongside the Tea and Miño Rivers. The granite based soils, Atlantic climate and mild temperatures due to the proximity of the sea, make Fillaboa a privileged place to grow the native Albariño grape.
Masaveu Family Wineries
The Masaveu family first invested in the wine sector in 1974, when they purchased Bodegas Murua, however the family’s first vineyards date back to the middle of the 19th century, in Castellar del Vallés, where the family originates from and where Federico Masaveu Rivell began a journey to be continued one century later by his descendants.
Since then, Masaveu Family Wineries has grown to become a reference in the sector, due to the quality of their winemaking in several DO´s and their sustainable philosophy and utmost respect for the land in their estate owned vineyards, thanks to which they transmit the unique personality of each terroir in every bottle. This being the common denominator in each and every project initiated by Bodegas Masaveu in different parts of the country: Murua (DOCa. Rioja), Fillaboa (DO Rias Baixas), Leda (Wine from the Land of Castilla y León), Pagos de Aráiz (DO Navarra), and Valverán (Asturias).