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Bical

The white grape variety comes from Portugal, Synonyms are Arinto de Alcobaça, Bical de Bairrada, Borrado das Moscas, Fernão Pires Galego, Pintado das Moscas, Pintado dos Pardais and Torrontés, Despite apparently suggesting synonyms or morphological No similarities with the varieties Arinto (Arinto de Bucelas) or Fernão Pires be confused. There is also no connection to the red variety Touriga Nacional (with confusing synonym Bical or Bical Tinto). The name means "acidling". The synonym Borrado das Moscas (German flying dirt) indicates the small dark spots on the berries. The vine ripens very early and is susceptible to both mildews. Botrytis and Verrieseln, It produces acidic, aging white wines with aromas of tropical fruits and peaches. These are mainly used for blends and sparkling wine production. The variety is mainly in the fields Bairrada. Beiras. dão. Douro. Ribatejo. Távora-Varosa and Tras-os-Montes common. The total acreage in 2010 was 924 hectares.

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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