"La hija buena"
THE ORIGIN OF THE FILLABOA ESTATE, “LA HIJA BUENA” (THE GOOD DAUGHTER), DATES BACK TO THE 17TH CENTURY
The name of the estate comes from a local legend with many parallels to the story of Cinderella by Charles Perrault, similar in the sense that two daughters of a Count envied their younger sister. In this case their father left the youngest sister his best land, called by its countrymen the “tierras fartas da fillaboa”.
THE REMAINS OF A HISTORICAL PAST
Fillaboa is one of the oldest estates in Galicia and one of the largest in the land registry of Pontevedra. On it we find a Roman bridge rebuilt in the XV century, a 1,600 meter stone wall that frames the estate and a beautiful chapel dating back to 1909.
THE MANOR AND ART
The Fillaboa manor is a stone palace faithful to the structure of the great Galician houses. On it, there are several rooms for events, meetings and tastings with a warm and inviting ambience, accompanied by works of art from the fifteenth to twentieth century.
THE BEAUTY OF NATURE
At Fillaboa, nature surrounds you. In addition to an exquisite garden of camellias, olive trees, and magnolias, the Fillaboa vineyard is spectacular. 74 hectares of vineyard are divided into 12 delimited plots and oriented to the south in which we find majestic grapevines and trellises.
Masaveu Bodegas comprises the five wine-growing corporations owned by Corporación Masaveu: Bodegas Murua S.A., Bodegas Fillaboa S.A., Bodegas Leda S.L., Bodegas Pagos de Araiz S.A and Pomaradas Villagares de Sariego S.A.R., located in different enclaves scattered around Spain, each its strongly distinctive wines, soil and soul.
In 1974, under the stewardship of Pedro Masaveu Peterson, the Masaveu family made its first investment in the industry with the purchase of the “Bodegas Murua S.A.” winery, following in the steps of their ancestor, Don Federico Masaveu Rivell, who already owned vineyards in the mid 19th century in Castellar del Vallés (Barcelona), where the family originates from.
Initially, “Bodegas Murua S.A.” was purchased with the aim of making wine privately, out of the family’s passion for wine and its links with the wine-making world. Following the decease of Pedro Masaveu Peterson, he was succeeded as chairman by Elías Masaveu y Alonso del Campo, who decided to restructure the winery and start marketing the quality wines it was producing.
It was in 1998, when he took over the helm of the wineries, that José Masaveu Herrero organised, streamlined and started to professionalise their operations. Once again, it was the Masaveu family’s passion and feeling for the worth of wine that led one of its members to devote himself body and soul to the wineries, an effort that he has carried on to this very day.
The wines made by Masaveu Bodegas are renowned as a benchmark of quality and an example of respect for the soil. While all our wines have their own unique style and a very distinctive character, at Masaveu Bodegas we try to ensure that they all stand for the same commitment: our commitment to quality as an underlying philosophy and as the force driving our conduct in all spheres and processes of the production cycle.
We are artisans of wine. We produce in small volumes: Murua 250,000, Fillaboa 200,000, Valverán 18,000, Pagos de Araiz, 400,000 and Leda 80,000 bottles. We don’t believe in large productions; our focus is on having close control over the process to ensure the best end result.
Making wine from our own vineyards, together with a determination to convey the character of the terroir in every bottle, are the common traits connecting all the different projects scattered around the Spanish landscape, forming a suggestive mosaic of varieties, colours, aromas and flavours.