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Passagem Reserva 2018

DOC Douro, Quinta das Bandeiras, 750 ml

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Description

An elegant, expressive, very harmonious, youthful wine with a lot of development potential. Its aromatic palette is wide-ranging, which is certainly also due to the mixed planting in the vineyard, which is over 20 years old and typical for Portugal. The fruitiness and pronounced spiciness are joined by the floral notes that seem to be so typical of Douro wines: lavender, violets, lilac and black tea as well as thyme. Its pronounced flavour spreads in the mouth with vigour and considerable length. The tannins are well present, but of fine structure. The wine will give great pleasure for many years to come and will bring out new aroma facets with every year of life. Quinta das Bandeiras is basically the Douro Superior wine of Quinta de La Rosa. Bandeiras is located opposite Vale Meão. The property (100 hectares) was bought by the Bergqvist family from Quinta de la Rosa in 2005. It is a joint venture with the renowned oenologist Jorge Moreira. WINE ENTHUSIAST: 93 POINTS


A product of the Marc Almert Selection IV

With the Marc Almert Selection, the ASI Best Sommelier of the World 2019, presents you a personally compiled selection of wines that not only touch his palate, but also his heart. 


Marc Almert about the Passagem Reserva

There are few regions in the wine world that so many professionals enthuse about as the Douro Valley. With its slate slopes and numerous river bends, the oldest protected wine region in the world captivates everyone who makes their way down the valley from Porto - as I did on my summer holiday last year. 😊 While the region was long known only for fortified wines, its dry wines are now among the not-so-secret tips. The Bergqvist family of "our" Quinta de la Rosa, together with cellar master Jorge Moreira, has established a second foothold in the Douro Superior with Quinta das Bandeiras. The Reserva is a blend of two different Tourigas as well as some Sousão, which brings a lot of black cherry, plums and lively juiciness in the glass. A real discovery!

Attributes

Origin: Portugal / Douro
Grape variety: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Sousão
Label: Vegan
Ripening potential: 3 to 10 years
Drinking temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Food Pairing: Brasato di manzo al Barolo, Spiced grillades, Roast saddle of venison, Wild specialities
Vinification: stamped by foot, fermentation in steel tank
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection
Maturation: in new barriques
Maturation duration: 18 months
Volume: 14.5 %
Note: Contains sulphites
Producer

Quinta das Bandeiras / Fam. Bergqvist

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Douro

Douro: from port wine to cult wine

For centuries, the legendary reputation of the Douro valley has rested on port wine. By 1970, the five best had been selected from dozens of long-established varieties to be grown on a large scale. Simultaneously, the Douro vintners created the conditions that today allow them to conquer export markets with concentrated and fruity red wines along with port wines. The unique terraced vineyards along the Douro were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.

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Portugal

Portugal – Much more than port

Situated on the southwestern tip of Europe, this country is, despite its small size, blessed with a multitude of landscapes. Austere mountains alternate with green valleys and golden beaches. Vines have thrived against this backdrop for over 4,000 years, brought to the peninsula by Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans.

Portugal has over 500 autochthonous varieties. The term derives from ancient Greek, and means roughly “of the land itself.”

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