Technical information

Color: Red Wine
Region: Palmela
Grape varieties: Castelão old vineyards
Harvest Period: 4th week of September
Fermentation: Argelian Amphores
Ageing:  24 month in french barrels and 12 month minimum in bottles
Alcohol: 14.5% vol
Residual Sugar: 2 g/lt
Producer: Quinta do Piloto – Vinhos, Lda

Quinta do PILOTO TINTO Coleção da Familia Red 2013

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, along with a low key earthy character in the background.

Palate: It is incredibly complex, enhancing the smoky notes that only appear in wines that age for long periods in wood. The tannins are seductive, zealous, but perfectly balanced, with a good structure that only old vines can impart. To be appreciated in a quiet moment, this wine grows with time, releasing aromas and showing an unparalleled complexity. Decanting is almost compulsory.