The Quinta do Piloto estate lives in complete harmony on one of Palmela’s highest peaks.
This estate is now run by the 4th generation of the Cardoso family.
A few months ago, we were lucky enough to visit the estate, and one of the things we immediately loved was how friendly the producer Filipe Cardoso is. In 2008, he made the family’s old dream of bottling its wines come true (a dream over one hundred years old!).
We tasted 12 different wines during our visit (if we’re not forgetting any). Among them was this Cabernet Sauvignon that is to cry for.
The wine’s intensity has stayed with us and allows us to speak of it as if we have just tasted it, even though a few months have passed since we did.
Its colour is, on its own, a wonder of being admired.
Then comes the flavour. It will be difficult to forget during the weeks following the moment you try it. In other words, this wine possesses all the characteristics that make it a true marvel and a veritable carousel for the senses.
If we add the recipe waiting for you on the back of this card… Wow.
And seeing as we don’t want to bore you with more small talk, we’ll let you get on with it, ok?
We’ll be waiting for you to tell us what you think of this wine and for you to share your moment with this Quinta do Piloto on your social media. Would that be ok?
PILOTO COLLECTION SAUVIGNON is a limited-edition release that offers a taste of a classic international variety which gives the wine, produced at the Estate according to traditional methods and ancient know-how, mineral and vegetal notes, making it unique and balanced.
The Quinta do Piloto estate is located in Serra do Louro in the Palmela region and belongs to one of its most ancient families. The Cardoso family has been connected to wine since the beginning of the 20th century. Humberto Cardoso was the founder of the estate and the estate is currently run by 4th-generation family members.
Region: Palmela, Setúbal Peninsula
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest: Late September
Fermentation: Temperature-controlled lagares with automatic crushing
Ageing: 12 months in French-oak and American-oak barrels
Producer: Quinta do Piloto – Palmela – Portugal
Colour: Dark ruby in colour with garnet hues.
Aroma: Mineral and slightly vegetal, with green-pepper undertones.
Mouth: Very balanced and well-bodied due to its tannin-filled character, with a long finish. Presents with potential for ageing.
Gastronomy: Red meat dishes and well-spiced vegetarian dishes.
Residual Sugars: 2.1g/L
Alentejo-style pennyroyal migas* with seasoned meat.
*migas is a bread-based dish typically from the Alentejo region of Portugal