Technical information

Color: White Sparkling Wine
Region: Palmela
Grape varieties: Castelão, Arinto e Chardonnay
Harvest Period: 1st week of August
Fermentation: Bottle with free yeasts
Ageing: 24 months
Alcohol: 12,5 %
Residual Sugar: Extra brute
Producer: Quinta do Piloto – Vinhos, Lda

Espumante Reserva – Extra Bruto 2014

Produced from Castelão, Arinto and Chardonnay, Quinta do Piloto Reserva – Extra Bruto is the Quinta’s first sparkling wine. True to the traditional principles, it is elaborated by the classic method, making the fermentation in bottle with free yeasts. After a 24-month internship, degorgement was done in May 2017. A thin, persistent bubble, with citrus-scented candied aromas and toasted bread and a vibrant acidity in the mouth, finishes creamy and elegant.


Quinta do Piloto is located in the region of Palmela, and belongs to the Cardoso family. The Cardoso family is one of the oldest families in Palmela, with a connection to the wines since the beginning of the last century.
Humberto Cardoso was the founder of this house, currently the 4th generation that ensures and leads the company’s destinies.

Test Results

Color: Citric

Nose: Candied citrus fruit, flowers and toasted bread

Palate: Thin, persistent bubble, vibrant acidity, creamy and elegant.