Casa de Santar Branco Dao 2019

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Tasting Notes

Light aromas include lemon and a touch of fresh herbs.  The palate is richer with apple flavors supported by fennel, almond and vanilla meringue.

Try this as an aperitif with a handful of toasted almonds or fresh fruit. Pair with seafood and fresh-water fish, or partner with creamy pasta.


Casa de Santar is a historic estate located in Dão with over 100 hectares of vineyards.  They produce a wide range of wines, including reds, whites, and sparkling wine.  The village of Santar is surrounded by vineyards (mostly Touriga Nacional and Encruzado grapes), and is home to an abundance of relics from the Roman occupation.  Casa de Santar refers to the village of Santar as the “Princess of Beiras” — Beiras referring to the province in which the town sits.


The Dão is one of the oldest and most established wine regions in Portugal, and was named a D.O.C. (Denominação de Origem Controlada) in 1990.  It is the birthplace of the Touriga Nacional, the principal grape used in the production of port wine.  The majority of wines produced in the here are red.  Encruzado is the most common white wine grape grown throughout the area.  Soils are sandy with granite, and the climate is temperate, with rainy winters and long, dry summers. There are seven sub-regions in the Dão: Alva, Besteiros, Castendo, Serra da Estrela, Silgueiros, Terras de Azurara, and Terras de Senhorim.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Brunch Foods, Charcuterie, Cheese, Cream Sauce Pasta, Dessert (fruit), Fish (white), Green Salads, Lobster & Crab, Perfect Aperitif Wine, Shellfish

Portugal , Dao
Grape Varietal:
Encruzado, Cerceal, Bical
$12.00 each