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.
The range of CONCEITO WINES includes brands CONCEITO White, Red, Bastardo, Porto Tawny 10 Years Old and Porto Vintage,. Next to this, the range also includes 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. It’s just this that brings them respect among consumers throughout the world.
Conceito White 2015 – Tasting Notes
Fresh lemony, toasty nose. The palate is bright with a hint of mineral reduction as well as some nice oak use. Really nice barrel-aged style. Lovely stuff.