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Burgans Albariño Rías Baixas Rias Baixas 2011
Burgans is made at the famous Bodega Martin Codax by Luciano Almoedo, perhaps the biggest advocate of the Albario varietal in Spain. Luciano was extremely influential in obtaining worldwide recognition for not only the varietal, but also Rias-Baixas. Today, the Bodega has grown considerably and is known as one of the most progressive in the zone. The use of wood is definitively eschewed at the Bodega in order to preserve the natural lift and minerality of the grapes. As such, the wines are fermented and aged in stainless steel with light lees stirring. The wine is blended by Eric Solomon, working in concert with the property, and is bottled in the spring after harvest.
Martín Códax is a winery that was founded by a group of Spanish winemarkers in 1986. It is in the capital of the Salnés Valley, Cambados, in the Denomination of Origin "Rías Baixas" of Spain.
Really pretty clear pale yellow in the glass. Fairly floral nose. Crisp but fruity on initial taste--some citrus, some stone fruit, some tropical fruit. Nice acid tartness provides the crispness. An easy drinker. US$9.35 at Total WIne
External Reviews for Burgans Albariño Rías Baixas Rias Baixas
This lean white isn’t as exciting or full bodied as in prior years but it’s still a good quaffer. Mild peach and apple aromas lead to a tangy, semi-sharp palate with lemon, orange and underripe nectarine flavors. On the finish, it loses some snap and turns wheaty tasting. Drink immediately.
The 2011 Albarino begins well with an attractive, well-defined nose with hints of white peach and green apples. The palate is fresh and nicely balanced. It is not a complex Albarino, but it is clean and vibrant with pear and hints of orange peel towards the finish. That will do nicely at this price. Drink now.
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