Quinta Do Piloto, Vinha Dos Pardais Red


From a single vineyards area, named Vineyard of Sparrows after the local inhabitants. This classic Portuguese blend combines depth of fruit character and concentration from Touriga and Alicante, alongside structure and acidity from the Castelao. Fleshy plum and dark berry fruit, earthy, herby notes, and great balance between ripeness and freshness.

Ideal with poultry dishes, red meats and cheeses.

Enthusiastic believers in the unique qualities of Castelao, Raymond Reynolds and Felipe Cardoso (winemaker) collaborated to make this wine. Quinta do Piloto is a long-standing family estate in the Penisula de Setubal. Their estate property and winery in Palmela, including their rare, concrete autofermenters, is run by 3rd generation winemaker and owner, Filipe Cardoso. The majority of the estate's vineyards are located on the flat, sandy soils of the peninsula, to the East of Palmela. Here they have some fantastic (and some very old) Castelao. They also have some higher altitude sites, on north-facing, limestone soils, at the eastern end of the Sierra da Arrabida, surrounding Quinta do PIloto. Quinta do Piloto were one of the founding members of the Palmela Wine Company (formally known as SIVIPA), and although they are now venturing forward with their own estate wines.

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