Malvasia Cândida

Malvasia Cândida was the first grape variety to be planted on Madeira Island and arrived at Fajã dos Padres by the Jesuit Priests in the second half of the 15th century. This unique place is located on the south coast of the island. The Malvasia Cândida wine produced on that property soon became the most desired and wanted of all. Protected by an abrupt cliff, Fajã dos Padres, is the perfect place between the combination of nature and the ingenuity and art of men. The Jesuit priests who cared for and cultivated the Fajã, knew how to enjoy all its beauty and unique soil properties, for several centuries. This property is currently owned by the Mendonça de Vilhena family.
The unique characteristics of this place, completely far from the valleys and mountain slopes of the island, but arm in arm with the sea, confers a special quality to the grape which gives origin to an absolutely unique wine.

Malvasia Cândida

Frasqueira | 1993


  • sweet
  • Digestif
  • Alc
  • Serves
    14º C | 16º C

Malvasia Cândida
Frasqueira 1993 750ML

Submitted to high temperatures during the first years of aging in Canteiro, this Malvasia Cândida, gained a very high concentration. Later transferred to the freshest warehouses of Vinhos Barbeito, the excessive initial concentration of sugars was attenuated, conferring the wine a marked acidity on the end of the mouth.

It opens with sweet notes, hazelnut, sultanas, molasses, dark chocolate, polished wood, brown sugar and a slight minty touch. With a viscous and honeyed palate, it is balanced by its fine and fresh acidity. Lingering, fresh and smooth finish.
In October 2019, 460 units were bottled, all individually numbered.

This 1993 Malvasia Cândida consists on the third bottling since our families decided to work together the wine of that property.

Ricardo Diogo Freitas