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I took this photo at the Cálem cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia, near Oporto. The sunlight was coming from the roof, creating this beautiful composition.

The barrels in this cellar are used to store and age Port Wine. Port wine (Vinho do Porto) is a Portuguese fortified wine originating from the Douro Valley.

Port is produced in the demarcated Douro region. A neutral grape spirit, known as Aguardente, is added to the wine produced to stop the fermentation, leaving most of the grapes sugar in the wine, and rising the alcohol content. The wine is then stored and aged in the barrels kept in a cellar in Vila Nova de Gaia, before the wine is bottled.

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