Son and grandson of wineproducers, Jaime Quendera is an oenologist of the new generation. He was born and raised in the wine-growing region of Palmela and continues the family tradition by remaining in this renown wine region. He obtained his degree in Agricultural Engineering at the University of Évora, as well, a Ph.D in Wine Marketing at the Catholic University of Porto.
He began his work in 1994 in the “Cooperativa Agrícola Santo Isidro de Pegões” as assistant of the well-known oenologist, João Portugal Ramos. In 2000, he was awarded the position of Senior Oenologist of wines from Pegões. As well, he continues as Consultant for others producers, including: Casa Ermelinda Freitas, Ti Bento, Marcolino Freitas, Quinta de Alcube, amongst others. In 1998 and 2006, Cooperativa Agrícola Santo Isidro de Pegões had the honour to receive “Best Portuguese Cooperative of the year”, which was awarded by the leading monthly wine magazine in Portugal, Revista de Vinhos.
Jaime Quendera’s wines have been awarded consecutively, many coveted International awards such as: Vinalies Internationales Paris; Concour Mondial de Bruxelles, International Wine & Spirits Competition, Les Cidadelles du Vin Bordeaux, Wine & Spirits Asia Challenge, etc.
He has also been part of the Jury for the Concour Mondial de Bruxelles since 2006.
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Alicante Bouschet presents velvety and full on the palate, with very well integrated tannins. A long and persistent finish
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Bruto Sparkling White Wine presents a fruity, bright golden wine, reminiscent of citrus and tropical fruit. Well structured, its excellent acidity giving it freshness and longevity. Fresh, very pleasant, with a fruity finish
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Cabernet Sauvignon presents velvety and full on the palate, with very well integrated tannins. A long, pleasant and persistent finish
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Medium Dry Sparkling White Wine presents a fruity, bright golden wine, reminiscent of citrus and tropical fruit. Well structured, its excellent acidity giving it freshness and longevity. Fresh, very pleasant, with a fruity finish
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Merlot presents an aroma heavy in dark fruit such as plum and blackberry, with a touch of ripe pepper typical of this grape variety
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Moscatel is excellent with patisserie and sweetmeats, and also as an aperitif
Moscatel Superior Roxo by Casa Ermelinda presents a vivid amber-gold wine, with aromas reminiscent of nuts such as hazelnut and some spices. It is very harmonious with an excel
Moscatel Superior from Casa Ermelinda Freitas shows a concentrated, richly complex amber-gold wine, with aromas reminiscent of honey and orange peel that marry well with the wood. Full and sweet on the palate, with a freshness that is due to its level of acidity. A persistent, long-lasting finish
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Petit Verdot presents an extremely pleasant, long-lasting finish
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Reserva Bruto Sparkling White Wine presents well structured, with a good acidity that gives it freshness and longevity. Fresh, very pleasant, and with a fruity finish
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Sauvignon Blanc & Verdelho presents elegant and refreshing on the palate, with good acidity. A pleasant, long-lasting final note
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Syrah Reserva presents a garnet-coloured wine with a reminiscent aroma of very ripe dark fruit preserves, with some spice and the touch of balsamic that is emblematic of this grape varieties
Casa Ermelinda Freitas Touriga Franca presents full on the palate with very well-integrated tannins. A long, persistent finish