Albarino, Rias Baixas, Spain, White wines

Martín Códax Albariño 2008

Winemaker: N/A
Grape: 100% Albariño
Region: Rias Baixas, Spain

Martín Códax Albariño takes its name from a 13th century Galician minstrel whose poems evoke the gallant love and passion for the sea. The canticles by “Martín Códax” are the oldest of all the Galician-Portuguese poems to preserve their original music.The manuscript, known as the “Vindel Parchment”, is preserved in the Morgan Library in New York. When you uncork the bottle, there are a little notes printed on the cork (I don’t know for sure if it’s the part of the original manuscript though…)

Albariño is number one drank white wine in Spain, considered as one of the finest white wines in the world. Martín Códax ‘s vineyards average 30 years old vines and are located in Rias Baixas in Southern Spain.

It is the region around the river that separates Spain and Portugal. This region produces some of the most aromatic wines.

Tasting notes:
Pale straw yellow in color, this wine has a complex, well integrated aroma of apricots, nuts, honey and apples. Light to medium bodied, it offers dry, subtle flavors of tart lemon, grapefruit, melon and green apples. It is wonderfully balanced with plenty of crisp acidity and a good citrus finish.

Dry – Off dry – Medium sweet – Sweet
Light – Medium – Full body
No oak – Aged in oak
Retail price: under $ 20.00

Ideal food pairing:
seafood salad, shrimp in mustard sauce, Paella, Aromatic chicken with limes and oranges, Chinese food, Indian food,

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