Text João Pedro de Carvalho | Translation Bruno Ferreira
Of strong implementation in Madeira’s regional market, J. Faria & Filhos, Lda. only started to commercialize Madeira wine in 1993 despite being founded in 1949 where the main activity was the manufacture of traditional and fruit concentrated liquors. With the regional market growth the company expanded its products range and started to commercialize liquors, cane sugar “Aguardente” (Madeira’s Rum), Brandy, Madeira wines and fruit concentrates.
J. Faria & Filhos Madeira wine production has as its base the Tinta Negra variety which originates a large range of wines with a special focus to the 5 and 10 years. Generally speaking they are wines made to please and easily findable in markets. A recent producer without all that historical emphasis we’re used to find in other places. So I’ll jump to the wines that I liked the most during the tasting.
5 Years Medium Sweet
The most balanced of the 5 years’ range with a slight growth in the glass, consensual, plenty of dates and honey cake hints, slight freshness in the background holding up the set. In the mouth sustains the same rendering, simple and direct, slight complexity in a simple and uncomplicated set.
10 Years Dry
It was the wine I enjoyed the most from the tasting. Again Tinta Negra setting the tone though the set shows a bit more of complexity and freshness, hints of dried fruit, slightly salty and a medium finish.