CONCEITO WINES is a family business with headquarters in Cedovim, Vila Nova de Foz Côa, an international project centred in the Douro Valley, Portugal. The acquisition of the 83 hectares of vineyards around Vale da Teja started in the 1940s, but the first bottling occurred only with the 2005 vintage. The local climate is particularly cold, with high altitude, between 450 m and 600 m, and has both granitic and schistose soils. Oenologist Rita Marques, with education in Douro and Bordeaux and professional experience in Douro, California, Bordeaux, New Zealand and South Africa, performs the winemaking of all the wines. CONCEITO produces an yearly total of 120 000 bottles in Portugal, 25 000 in New Zealand, and 5000 in South Africa, which make it one of the youngest and most dynamical Portuguese producers today.
In just a few years, CONCEITO WINES earned an aura of quality and personality that brings them respect among consumers throughout the world.
Conceito Bastardo – Tasting Notes
This Conceito Bastardo wine is an early maturing variety with weak colour that was popular in the 18th century, but has now steadily abandoned. Pale cherry red colour. Wonderful sweet aromatics: warm herbs, cherry fruit. So pure and elegant with a leafy edge. The palate is smooth, warm and sweetly fruited. Light and superbly elegant with lovely cherry and herb notes, and subtle tannins. Lovely wine!