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.
The range of CONCEITO WINES includes brands CONCEITO White, Red, Bastardo, Porto Tawny 10 Years Old and Porto Vintage, as well as Contraste White and Conceito Contraste Red. CONCEITO released a Vinho Verde Alvarinho, a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and a South Africa blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
In just a few years, CONCEITO WINES earned an aura of quality and personality that brings them respect among consumers throughout the world.
Conceito Contraste Red – Tasting Notes
Attractive sweet black cherry and blackberry nose, with fresh mineral and tar notes. Quite complex. The palate has nice balance between the sweet fruit and some gravelly, mineral savouriness, with tannins. Fresh and delicious.