Quinta do Piloto
Quinta do Piloto (The Pilot’s Estate) lives peacefully in Palmela.
This estate is currently in the hands of the fourth generation of the Cardoso family. As you can see, they’ve been around for a while.
We went to get to know the Quinta do Piloto wines on a beautiful Tuesday morning.
The producer’s friendliness immediately won us over, Filipe Cardoso, the man who, in 2008, was able to make the family’s old wish of bottling its own wines come true.
That dream was born towards the end of the last century.
This Roxo (Purple) will hold on to you like a friend you haven’t seen in a long time, in an emotion-filled hug.
The variety Moscatel Roxo is a rare variety that almost became extinct a few years ago.
We don’t want to spoil anything for you, so we’ll only say this: it is an intense wine.
Its intensity jumped straight out at us during the tasting on the day we visited the estate.
We immediately knew we had to include this Roxo in one of our Boxes.
You can expect high intensity when you open this gem.
After that, we’ll need your help.
Send us a message on Instagram – or an e-mail, if you prefer – telling us exactly what you thought of this Roxo. Deal?
We’ll be expecting you!
Cheers from your friends at Wome, and enjoy!
Residual Sugars: 1.6g/L
Producer: Quinta do Piloto – Vinhos
Quinta do Piloto COLLECTION is a limited edition. It is produced from a unique variety that almost went extinct a few years ago.
This wine was created from grapes from a small vineyard situated in Agualva, near Poçeirão, that has belonged to the Cardoso family for many years. The Moscatel Roxo variety is a rare variety renowned for making one of Portugal’s best fortified wines. Its purple colour and small grape berry distinguish it from the Moscatel de Stúbal variety.
This special variety imprints intense floral notes in this wine, transforming it into a unique, fresh, elegantly mineral and long wine.
Quinta do Piloto is located in the Palmela region and belongs to the Cardoso family, one of Palmela’s oldest families. Their connection to wine began during the last century.
Humberto Cardoso founded this house. The family’s fourth generation currently leads and manages the estate and its business.
BURRATA MARINATED IN TOMATO SALAD AND PEACH
2 peaches, peeled and cut into wedges
200 gr cherry tomato, cut in half
20 gr basil
½ red onion
1 tablespoon oregano
1 – Season the burrata with olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper. Reserve in the refrigerator for 3 hours.
2 – In a recipient, place the cherry tomatoes, peach and the finely sliced red onion. Season with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
3 – On a plate, place the tomato and peach salad. On top, place a marinated burrata and finish off with salt flower. Decorate with basil leaves.