Bical is a yellow-skinned grape variety grown in the Portuguese regions of Bairrada and Dao. It is a high acid variety that is often blended with Arinto in various regional sparkling wines. Bical is also used in a number of blended table wines and a handful of varietal expressions. It is noted for its stonefruit flavors, in particular apricot and peach, with additional tropical notes in warmer vintages.
The best examples are said to mature well over a decade and can take on similar characteristics to aged Riesling.
Bical is sometimes used as a synonym for Touriga Nacional, but the two varieties are unrelated.