Casa Ermelinda Freitas elected European producer of the year
Casa Ermelinda Freitas, in Fernando Pó, municipality of Palmela, was elected European producer in 2019 at the Sommelier Wine Awards in England, a title that had previously only been attributed to a Madeira wine producer. In addition to the important title, the company has seen its premium collection grow while preparing for the launch of new products and attending summer events.
Casa Ermelinda Freitas was elected European producer of the year by winning 4 gold medals, 3 of silver and 11 commendations awarded by the jury of that competition, which awards "the best wines available for restaurants, bars and hotels in the UK" and more.
"We ended up with a wide distribution" of medals, wrote the organization of the Sommelier Wine Awards about the producer. "When we talk about a prize at European level we can’t stop reflecting on what has been the long road of recent years made by Ermelinda Freitas House," started by reacting Leonor Freitas, responsible for the management of the company.
The company "likes to be present at all times when the wine is valued" and assures that it participated in the English contest "with the humility of being able to win or not". "The distinction serves to encourage us to continue, it serves to reinforce that we are on the right track, but also to thank and encourage our employees, and for us this prize is nothing more than a human capitalization."
Source: Diário da Região Setubalense