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. However, the first bottling occurred only with the 2005 vintage. The local climate is particularly cold, with high altitude, between 450 m and 600 m. Furthermore, it 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. CONCEITO produces an yearly total of 150 000 bottles in Portugal, New Zealand and in South Africa. This 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. It’s just this that brings them respect among consumers throughout the world.
Conceito By Barbeito White Port Tasting Notes
This NV White Port “Conceito by Barbeito” is an unoaked field blend of regional white grapes. It was bottled in 2015 with a long cork. Although by regulation, this can’t be vintage-dated without at least seven years aging, it is a 2014. The intention was to capture the freshness and liveliness of the wine as it was just after its first Spring… This is a collaboration between Conceito’s Rita Marques and Ricardo Freitas of Barbeito (in Madeira). Gorgeous, aromatic and enticing, this beautiful White Port has a lifted feel despite its residual sugar. In many ways, it feels more like a restrained dessert wine than a Port.Conceito By Barbeito White Port It has its own virtues, plenty of concentration and fine focus.