Casa Ermelinda Freitas-Vinhos, LDA

Rua Manuel Joao Freitas, CCI 2501 - Fernando Po, 2965-595 Aguas de Moura
Telephone +351 265 988000
Fax +351 265 988004

This company is co-exhibitor of
ViniPortugal - Wines of Portugal

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ProWein 2018 hall map (Hall 10): stand C42-23

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ProWein 2018 fairground map: Hall 10

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.17  Portugal
  •  Tejo
  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.17  Portugal
  •  Setúbal


Our products

Product category: Tejo

Leo d'Honor 2009 D.O. Palmela

Varieties:Castelão “Periquita”
Harvest:Early October
Origin:Over 60 years old vineyards of the 'Castelão' variety in Fernando Pó, Palmela.
Vinification:Fermentation in stainless steel vats, with a 4 week period of extended maceration
Recommended Storage Time:15 years
Tasting Notes:
A deep, concentrated aroma. The Castelão grape variety at its best, with notes of dark fruit, jam and spice. Complex on the palate, with slight nuances of tobacco and chocolate from the 18 months spent in French oak barrels. A full-bodied wine, with noticeable tannins and an elegant finish.
Alcoholic Content:14.5 º vol.
Total Acidity:5.61 g tartaric acid/dm³
                           Residual Sugar3.9 g/dm³
Drinking Temperature:16 - 18 ºC
Serving Suggestions:
Excellent with stewed meat, game, roasts, strong cheeses and foie gras.

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About us

Company details

Founded in 1920 by Deonilde Freitas, and continued by Germana Freitas and later by Ermelinda Freitas, the company has always had a special interest in wine. On the early death of her husband, Manuel João de Freitas, Ermelinda took on the running of the company. In this she was helped by her only child, her daughter Leonor, who although untrained in the art of wine making took charge of the company, consolidating the already firmly female profile of the existing management structure.

The company has, from its very beginnings, made the quality of its vineyards and wines a top priority. When the company first started, wines were produced and sold wholesale and unbranded. It was the current management that decided to take on the challenge that is involved in creating an own brand wine. 1997 was the year of the company's new beginning in wine making, with red wine "Terras do Pó tinto", being the first to be produced and bottled on the premises of the Ermelinda Freitas winery. 

On 10 June 2009 Leonor Freitas was awarded the Order of Merit for Agriculture, Commerce and Industry for the work she has carried out in this area, receiving the rank of Commander of Agricultural Merit from His Excellency the President of the Republic of Portugal, Aníbal Cavaco Silva.

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