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Bical

Bical is a white grape variety that is mainly grown in Portugal. It is a moderately productive variety with can produce wines that are somewhat similar to the ones produced from Riesling.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Bical grapes produce wines with a pale yellow colour, aromas of green apple, peach and flowers, and a taste profile of citrus and tropical fruits. Its wines are fresh and have a slight hint of spice.

Fresh Bical grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Bical is mainly grown in Portugal, particularly in the Beiras and Dão regions. Bical is a vigorous variety and is best grown in cooler climates with well-drained clay and calcareous soils. It is an early ripening variety and is usually harvested in Ausgust.. The wines made from Bical grapes are usually unoaked, but some producers will use oak ageing to add complexity and structure. In the Beiras and Dão regions of Portugal, Bical is used to make light and fresh white wines that are best enjoyed young. In these regions, Bical is often blended with other varieties, such as Arinto de Buscelas or Cerceal Branco, to produce more complex wines. On its own or blended with Arinto, it is often used to produce sparkling wines. Bical wines are best paired with lighter dishes such as salads, seafood and white meat. They also pair well with cheeses such as goats cheese, feta and ricotta.

Foods to pair with Bical:

Pasta
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Bical
Bical benefits from aging in bottle. Over time these wines can develop aromas similar to those of aged Riesling, including aromas of Petrol and Kerosin.

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Quinta das Bágeiras Bairrada Colheita Branco is a remarkable white wine that showcases the best of the Bairrada appellation in Portugal. Produced by a renowned estate, this wine is crafted from carefully selected grapes grown in unique vineyard sites. The vineyard features a combination of diverse soils and favorable microclimates, resulting in grapes with exceptional quality and character. The resulting wine is a true expression of the region, offering a harmonious balance of freshness, complexity, and elegance. Quinta das Bágeiras Bairrada Colheita Branco is a must-try for wine enthusiasts seeking a distinctive and memorable white wine experience.
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