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Wine promotions cannot be combined with other discounts or coupons. The idea: Quinta das Bandeiras is a 100 hectare property located in Pocinho, next to the river Douro and opposite the famous Vale Meão. With Bandeiras grapes, we embarked on a 50:50 adventure with Jorge Moreira, to produce and market the wine. The wine will be named Passage – appropriate for several reasons. There is a train line with an abandoned level crossing on the property. And Passage also portrays the journey and experience of two distinct families in the Douro: the Bergqvist (English) family and the Moreira (Portuguese) family. Production Notes: The fantastic quality of grapes in the harvest of 2015 caught everyone by surprise. We did not have the ideal weather conditions to have a great year, but we were very pleased with the beautiful grapes that arrived at the winery. The winter and spring were dry and with little rain. A stable time that allowed a good flowering and that predicted an abundant vintage (good news after two years with relatively low production). The summer was generally warm and with little rain, with the exception of a storm we had in May. In August the vines were under intense stress due to the lack of water darkening their leaves and making them brownish – especially in younger vines with smaller roots. But the good news is that the fruit overcame this stress and entered the cellar with high quality. The harvest was long and slow. Jorge always says that deciding when to start grape cutting is his most important decision and this year was not easy. We began cutting the white grape early in the middle of August before the rain. Aging and aging process: The wine was matured in French oak barrels, namely Boutes, François Freres, Taransaud and Seguin Moreau.