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Vinha do Fava Reserva 2018

Vinho Regional Península de Setúbal

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  • 92pts, Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition, 2020
  • Gold, Gilbert & Gaillard International Competition, 2020

This Reserva marks the centenary of Casa Ermelinda Freitas, Portugal’s most awarded estate. Made by Jaime Quendera, it’s a Castelão-led blend of native grapes aged in oak. All Vinha do Fava’s fruity flavour, with extra richness and complexity.

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Tasting notes

Rich and textured, with black fruit, cassis and spice, long finish


Intense black cherry and plum, with sweet spices

Vinha do Fava Reserva 2018

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  • 15.0% ABV
  • 11.25 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2022

Fans of our bestselling Vinha do Fava will be cockahoop with this Reserva edition, whose debut marks the 100th anniversary of the award winning Casa Ermelinda Freitas estate. It’s a blend of local Castelão, sourced from the property’s oldest vineyards, Touriga Nacional from the famed Fava vineyard and Alicante Bouschet. Then winemaker Jaime Quendera selected French and American barrels to season the intense dark cherry and plum fruit with exotic spice. To match the occasion of its release, Vinha do Fava Reserva is suitably memorable – concentrated, velvety and textured, with a fine structure and long, fruity finish. And at 15%, it’s worth taking time over. If matching with food, go for rich fare, such as game or a slow-cooked casserole.

"Velvet texture, concentrated flavours, warming power and spice – this landmark Reserva has it all" Jehan Sacaze
Buyer for Portugal
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