This wine is from a small vineyard in known for attracting flocks of sparrows that are known for eating the sweetest grapes in the region. A blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Fernao Pires this is light and fresh with some tropical citrus and stone fruit and a light asparagus vegetal note. It's clean and zippy on the palate with a mouthwatering minerally finish. Tasty stuff.
Try this with grilled fish in a chilli & lime dressing.
"We love Portuguese wine and this a great example of the delicious and characterful wine you can find there. Made by a family run winery, it has vibrant, zesty fruit and would be great with some Thai fish cakes."
Quinta do Piloto in the Palmela region is run by Filipe Cardoso from the 4th generation of the Cardoso family. Tasting the essence of Palmela’s wine at its best is their aim, based on excellent terroirs, where they tend to old vineyards of traditional varieties, as Castelão and Moscatel. Vinified by ancestral methods, the wines from Quinta do Piloto are elegant, complex and charismatic; its character is a result of careful selection of only the best grapes in small quantities. This wine uses Sauvignon Blanc and Fernao Pires which are fermented in stainless steel tanks to retain the vibrant fruit flavours.