This Reserva was first released last year to mark the centenary of Casa Ermelinda Freitas, Portugal’s most awarded estate. It was such a hit, it sold out in just a few hours. All Vinha do Fava’s fruity flavour, with extra richness and complexity.
Fans of our bestselling Vinha do Fava fell instantly in love with this Reserva edition, whose debut marked the 100th anniversary of the award winning Casa Ermelinda Freitas estate. It’s a blend of local Castelão, 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 first release, Vinha do Fava Reserva is suitably memorable – concentrated, velvety and textured, well structured with a long, spicy fruit finish. And at 15%, it’s worth taking time over. Food matches should be rich fare, such as game or a slow-cooked casserole.
"I'm a huge fan of Vinha do Fava so I was very excited to see the Reserva. Does not disappoint!"
5-Star Online Reivew For the 2018 vintage