Dona Ermelinda White 2017

Casa Ermelinda Freitas (Setubal)

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Casa Ermelinda Freitas is the maker of this Dona Ermelinda White 2017 (£4.54), a white wine from Setubal that is made of fernao pires, chardonnay, antão vaz and arinto of 2017. Drinks&Co users reviewed this white wine with 4 of 5 points.
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The Freitas family has been focused on creating high-quality wines since its founding in 1920. While all of the wines produced by the winery have been the product of pride and care, but they were unbranded and sold wholesale up until 1997. That was the year in which Casa Ermelinda Freitas was established as a brand with a voice of its own in the wine world.

Dona Ermelinda White 2017 is one of Casa Ermelinda Freitas' fine offerings. This white wine is made out of a masterful blend of Fernão Pires, Arinto, Antão Vaz, and Chardonnay grapes. After harvest, these four varieties of grape are subjecting to temperature-controlled fermentation to keep the wine as fresh and flavourful as possible. It is then aged for three months in French and American oak.

This pale, straw-coloured wine is both intense and well-rounded. Smelling of honey and tropical fruit, its aroma is sure to draw you in while the flavour will make you stick around. The balance achieved between sweetness, acidity, alcohol, and the wood from ageing is commendable. Try this fine white wine alongside lighter fare such as fish, salads, pasta, and white meat and see how it can help those dishes reach the next level.

Technical sheet · Dona Ermelinda White

Type Of Wine: white wine
Vintage: 2017
Appellation:Setubal (Setubal Peninsula,Portugal)
Winery: Casa Ermelinda Freitas
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Arinto, Antão Vaz, Chardonnay, Fernao Pires
Allergens: Contains Sulfites

Description · Casa Ermelinda Freitas

Dona Ermelinda White 2017 (Arinto, Antão Vaz, Chardonnay and Fernao Pires)

TASTING NOTES OF Dona Ermelinda White 2017:

  • View: pale greenish yellow.
  • Nose: Intense fruity aroma, honey and tropical fruits.
  • Mouth: round, good balance between acidity, sugars, alcohol and wood, a very long finish and pleasant.


GRAPES: 30% Fernão Pires, Arinto 30%, 20% Antao Vaz, 20% Chardonnay.

AGEING: 3 months in French and American oak.

PREPARATION: fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature.

PAIRING: fish, salads, pastas, white meats.


Casa Ermelinda Freitas

This company, which was founded in 1920 by Manuel João de Freitas, had its priorities set on the vineyards' and wines' quality. The wine was produced and sold, withouth any branding. The brand itself was invented in 1997. The first wine produced and sold with the branding of Casa Ermelinda...

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Dona Ermelinda White 2017

Casa Ermelinda Freitas is a wine brand Recognized by the world for its magnificent wines. From its very beginnings, made the quality of its vineyards and wines the top priority. When the company first started, wines Were produced and sold wholesale and unbranded. It was DECIDED That the current...
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Posted on at 13.14


The colour of pale-green straw, this wine has an intense, fruity aroma with notes of honey and tropical fruit. Well-rounded on the palate, with a good balance between the acidity, sugars, alcohol...
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Posted on at 10.25


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. The company has, from its very...
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