The white Conceito Único is obtained from a specific plot of a very old vineyard, more than 100 years old. It is the new top product from Conceito Vinhos and is only produced in exceptional years. But that's not enough. It is important that the team of oenologists, led by Rita Marques, understand that these particular grapes will not miss, diminish or cause even the slightest change in the profile of the white Conceito. It is therefore a wine of extraordinary rarity, with incredible precision and definition, an expected longevity of 25 years or more, and which immediately established itself on the market as a cult white wine. Recommended for delicate fish, for haute cuisine dishes.
The Conceito Unico is a white wine of enormous complexity, concentration and aromatic intensity. It is a velvety white wine with aromas of ripe citrus fruits, such as orange peel, ripe apricots and balsamic notes. It shows notes of dried fruit, notes of wet stone and high acidity.
It goes well with fine fish and shellfish such as zander, sea bream, loup de mer, lobster, lobster and scallops, as well as risottos, veal, Bresse chicken...
- Vintage: 2018
- Grape Varieties: Field blend of at least 10 different traditional Douro vines, including Rabigato, Códega do Larinho, Códega, Gouveio, Donzelinho Branco, Folgazão, Arinto.
- Alcohol: 13% vol.
- Acid: 6.6 g/l
- pH: 3.02
- Residual sweetness: 1.1 g/l
- Vinification: Manual harvest, chilling of the grapes, no destemming, soft pneumatic pressing. After pressing, the wine was fermented at a controlled temperature in French oak barrels. The wine was then transferred to new French oak barrels, where it remained in contact with fine lees and regularly stirred for 11 months before being clarified, decanted and bottled.
Rita Marques Ferreira is one of the currently most highly traded winemakers of the new generation from the Douro Valley. Their wines regularly receive very high ratings from international wine critics.
Rita's family has been growing wine in the upper Douro for several generations. Their vineyards cover a total of around 85 hectares at an average altitude of 500m above sea level.
The vineyards are cared for without the use of chemicals and in a very natural way. Everything is still done manually. Rita, who incidentally learned her trade in Bordeaux and then worked as a "Flying Winemaker" in New Zealand and South Africa, sells parts of her harvest to other wineries. She only keeps the best for her own wines and uses them to produce fine and elegant wines with lots of freshness and minerality. Everything is well thought out because Rita has a concept. Hence the name: Conceito.
Manufacturer: CONCEITO VINHOS, LDA. – Lg. Madalena, 10 – 5155-022 Cedovim – VN Foz Côa, Douro, Portugal