White Port by Barbeito Lote 4

CONCEITO

White Port by Barbeito Lote 4

Product code
815165
Format
6 x 500ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Portugal
Regulated designation
Denominação de origem controlada (DOC)
Region
Porto
Varietal(s)
Rabigato
Codega
Cercial
Gouveio
Arinto
Color
White
Sugar
Sweet
Closure type
Cork
Availability
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About this winery

Conceito owner/winemaker Rita Ferreira Marques is a rising young star in Portugal’s Douro Valley. Rita began her university days pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, however the call of her family’s vineyards in the Eastern Douro Valley was too strong to resist and Rita switched concentrations to complete her degree in Oenology. Rita augmented her studies through internships with renowned wineries in Bordeaux, California, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and the Douro Valley. It...

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Press reviews

Wine Advocate

(89-91) POINTS

July 2018

The NV White Port Lote 4 (Conceito by Barbeito) is a field blend coming in at 89 grams per liter of residual sugar. This is an unusual White Port style—it was aged only in stainless steel, for nine months. The idea, said the winery, is to "keep all the exuberance and freshness" of the wine. Although this is technically an NV wine by law, the "Lote 4" indicates the fourth vintage of this bottling, corresponding to the 2017 vintage. In this vintage, this seems to have fine concentration and fruitiness. There is structure underneath, though, showing some tannic pop on the end, cut by the slight hit of sugar. Not quite as dry, in fact, as on paper—the sugar may blow off more with age—this has an easy feel. I'm not sure it has the freshness of some other years, though. It should still age reasonably well. Rita Marques suggested this should age at least as well as a good LBV—which might mean around 20 to 25 years or so, but let's be a little conservative...

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