BLANCHARDS WINES & SPIRITS
Search.  
 
Advanced Search
Home. Vineyard Review. Recommendations. Events. Current Ad
Browse Wine. Store Locations. Contact Us. Registry. Shopping Cart. About Blanchards.
Email Service.
Signup to receive our
monthly email newsletter
with great deals.

Country\Region Type. Grape Varietals
Quinta de Saes Dao Tinto 750ml
Sku: 39930
Situated on a high plateau that is ringed to the north, east and south by mountains ranges that corral the cooling effect of the Atlantic, Portugal’s Dão region is renowned for wines of grea ...more
Product Rating
Product Information
Country: Portugal
Region: Terras Do Dao
Sub-Region: Dao
Type: Still wine
Reg. 12.99
Buy Quinta de Saes Dao Tinto

Leave a Comment
Situated on a high plateau that is ringed to the north, east and south by mountains ranges that corral the cooling effect of the Atlantic, Portugal’s Dão region is renowned for wines of great elegance and finesse. And with this bottling, famed winemaker Alvaro Castro and his daughter Maria – champions of indigenous grapes and of expressing true terroir – make that case persuasively. Tinta Roriz (known across the border in Spain as Tempranillo), Alfrocheiro, Jaen, and Touriga Nacional (perhaps the country’s best known varietal) gives this wine both a vibrant, fresh fruitiness and a more supple, structured earthiness. On the nose, enticing cherry, red berry and sweet spice aromas mingle with touches of leather and tobacco. Despite the wine’s medium body, the initial bright fruit flavors turn rich and substantial on the mid-palate and usher in a refreshing wave of acidity and cleansing, mellow tannins. An underlying minerality from the granite and schist soils provides intrigue and helps keep everything in balance. The finish is tart, clean and dry – inviting another sip. Food match: garlic sausages, pulled pork sandwiches, barbequed lamb with rosemary or a rich, cheesy cauliflower casserole.