Vinho da Semana: Conceito Tinto 2018

Wine of the Week: Conceito Red 2018

This week, on the Vinogrande Blog, we are pleased to highlight a wine that not only symbolizes the oenological excellence of our selection, but also captures the essence of the Douro's unique terroir: the 'Conceito Red 2018'. Chosen for its unique representation of the region, this wine is an example made with the best traditional grape varieties from the Douro region.


Vineyards and Terroir

Located in the old vineyards (80 years old) of Quinta do Cabido, in the parish of Numão, Conceito Tinto comes from a truly unique location. Its grapes grow on shale soils, in a rare geographical configuration where the Teja river sculpts the landscape, creating a natural amphitheater facing south. This microclimate, combined with the composition of the soil, gives the grapes unique characteristics, reflected in the complexity and intensity of the wine.

Winemaking and Winemaker

Under the direction of winemaker Rita Marques, Conceito Tinto is the result of a meticulous winemaking process. The grapes are carefully harvested by hand and subjected to partial stemming, preserving the integrity of the fruit. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures, followed by prolonged maceration to extract the maximum qualities of the grape varieties. Aging for 20 months in French oak barrels (50% new) is the final touch that shapes its distinct character.

Test Results

Conceito Red 2018 is a symphony of fresh fruits, where notes of cherry and blackberry intertwine harmoniously with the barrel. Its good acidity enhances the tasting experience, promising an unparalleled gastronomic journey. It is, without a doubt, a wine that defies words, inviting an appreciation that transcends description.

Reviews and Awards

The excellence of Conceito Tinto did not go unnoticed in the wine world. With 95 points awarded by Robert Parker and 18.5 points by Grandes Escolhas, this wine positions itself as a reference of quality and sophistication, celebrating the best that the Douro has to offer.


Conceito Red 2018 represents the harmony between terroir, tradition and innovation, capturing the essence of a region blessed by nature and oenological talent. We invite wine lovers to discover for themselves the magic contained in each bottle of Conceito Tinto 2018.


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