Grape: Portuguese red varietal blend
Region: Douro, Portugal
Perfect with: Stewed dishes, game such as quail or venison
Ageing Potential: 10-15 years
Why You'll Love It
Rita Marques is one of Portugal’s most talented young female winemaker. The Conceito Tinto is her flagship red from her homeland in the Douro. It’s produced from very old vines, around 50-80 years old from one of the coolest micro climates in Douro with fantastic diurnal range - Teja Valley - about 8 degrees cooler than Quinta do Meão. Particularly surprising, because it’s in the easternmost Douro Superior which, rule of thumb, is the hottest, driest Douro sub-region.
Amazing freshness for a 16 year old. Vibrant acidity, intense ripe fruit flavours, plum, dark cherries, earthy with hints of mocha and spice. Mid weight, powdery tannins and a long finish. Decanted for 2-3hrs.
Ageing Potential: Drink now -2026
Bottle Size: 750mL