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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. Variety of Grape Varieties: Grapes from old vines, at an altitude of 400 m, from the traditional white wine grape varieties, namely Viosinho, Gouveio, Rabigato, Códega do Larinho and others. Production Notes: As in most of Europe, we had a very cold and wet spring and an early summer early. The flowering was postponed and we had to keep an eye out for possible mildew attacks. A wet new year followed a hot and dry summer. There was little wind, unusual for us, as a rule the wind only rises during the afternoons. No thunderstorms and no rain until 12/13 September. The vineyard held up surprisingly well, helped by the spring rain. Only the younger vines with less developed root systems suffered more. The cold, wet spring meant that everything was delayed for at least two weeks, Hot days (25C) but cool nights provided the ideal conditions for ripening the grape. Jorge had to take special care in choosing the grape precisely because there was uneven ripening in the vineyard. Small but focused picks, we were able to choose section by section. Process of maturation and aging: Jorge Moreira’s philosophy is to understand the potential of the vineyard and understand the best style of wine that can be produced from these grapes. When making the Passage, Jorge has an approach regarding the white wines that are produced with the grapes of the Rose. The wine stays 2/3 days of contact with the bark and is aged in French oak barrels used for 8 months. The wine was bottled in May 2017.