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Raymond Reynolds Ltd



Sociedade Vinicola de Palmela, Portugal

Winemaker Filipe Cordoso

Region Penisula de Setubal

Country Portugal

Soil Type Sand and Chalk

Main Varieties Moscatel (Muscat) and Castelao


Although started by a group of growers, SIVIPA is now the company name enveloping all wines made by the Cordoso family. Although Filipe is in control as winemaker, vineyards are still owned and maintained by his siblings and cousins, distributed as inheritance from previous generations.

The main winery is that of Quinta do Piloto, in Palmela. This winery, along with its concrete fermentation vessels, dates back beyond that of SIVIPA, as it has been in the Cordoso family for 3 generations. Quinta do Piloto is one of only a few producing Moscatel Roxo as a varietal wine.

Their 400 hectares of vines are mainly located on the flat, sandy soils of the penisula, 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. Here they have more of their Moscatel de Setubal (Muscat of Alexandria) and Moscatel Roxo. This lesser-known variety most likey being a colour mutation of Muscat Blancs a Petits Grains.