ViniPortugal and Dão Wine Commission promote this wine tasting about Encruzado grape variety next Saturday, 30th October at 4.30pm in Palácio da Bolsa, Porto. Several Encruzado wines will be available to taste and attendees will also have the opportunity to meet oenologists and winemakers from Quinta dos Carvalhais, Quinta de Cabriz, Fontes da Cunha and Casa da Passarela and understand the potential of Encruzado grape variety in the winemaking process. Encruzado is one of Portugal's absolutely top white grape varieties. The best examples have delicate aromas of roses and violets, light citrus notes, a touch of resin and, in certain conditions, intensely mineral notes. Amongst its virtues is the ability to maintain almost perfect balance between sugar and acidity, making serious, rich, structured wines with extraordinary ageing potential. It is used both as a single variety and as a star ingredient in many Dão blends. The Encruzado vine yields well, presenting no major problems in the vineyard. Registrations to the event can be made by the e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and cost 5€. More information may be requested to Daniela Macedo, through this same e-mail or phone 22 33 23 072/96 637 11 02.