Bical (grape)

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Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skin Blanc
Species Vitis vinifera
Also called See list of synonyms
Origin Portugal
Notable regions Bairrada

Bical is a white Portuguese wine grape planted primarily in the Bairrada region. It can produce high acid wines and is often used in sparkling wine production.[1]


Bical is also known under the synonyms Arinto de Alcobaça, Barrado das Moscas, Bical de Bairrada, Borrado das Moscas (in the Dao), Pintado das Moscas, and Pintado dos Pardais.[1][2] Bical and Bical Tinto are also used as synonyms for Touriga Nacional.[3]

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  1. ^ a b J. Robinson Jancis Robinson's Wine Course Third Edition pg 100 Abbeville Press 2003 ISBN 0-7892-0883-0
  2. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Bical, accessed 2010-07-08
  3. ^ Vitis International Variety Catalogue: Touriga Nacional, accessed 2010-07-08