Technical information

Color: Red Wine
Region: Palmela
Grape varieties: Castelão old vineyards
Harvest Period: 3th week of September
Fermentation: Argelian Amphores
Ageing:  16 month in french barrels and 6 month minimum in bottles
Alcohol: 14% vol
Residual Sugar: 2 g/lt
Producer: Quinta do Piloto – Vinhos, Lda

PILOTO TINTO Reserva 2015

Piloto Reserva Tinto is a wine made from grapes grown in a small old vineyard located on Agualva. The predominant grape of this vineyard is Castelão, however, the ancient people mixed small percentages of other varieties to give greater complexity and intensity to their wines. These vineyards give elegance, delicacy and complexity to this great wine. This vineyard is located in sandy soils, results an intense, complex and elegant wine.


Quinta do Piloto is state located in Palmela region from Cardoso family. Cardoso family is one of the ancient Palmela families with great traditions in making the best and traditionalist Palmela wines.
Humberto Cardoso was the creator of Quinta do Piloto, now Filipe Cardoso is the 4th generation of the family that keep the company running.

Test Results

Color: Intense and dark grenade color

Nose: Enormous complexity and depth, features black plum, wild berries notes, with spices such as black pepper and green pepper. Deep and austere in the mineral notes. A character of Mediterranean vegetation is also present, perfectly integrated in a fresh and elegant profile

Palate: Full body wine with seductive tannins, fresh, firm structure but with very polished and luxurious tannins. Perfectly balance, thanks to a good volume in mouth combined with a great natural acidity. It is long and seductive. Will age with great class.