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Martin Codax Albarino Rias Baixas 2013

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89 points Wine Spectator: Floral and briny notes accent the peach, green apple and mango flavors in this bright, fruity white. Racy citrusy acidity keeps this fresh and vibrant. Clean and focused. Drink now through 2018. (2/28/15)

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Martin Codax:
Bodegas Martín Códax is a co-perative winery that was set up in 1986  with around 300 growers. It is in the capital of the Salnés Valley, Cambados, in the Denomination of Origin "Rías Baixas" of Spain.It was founded by Luciano Amoeda who was al;so instrumental in getting DOC status for the Rias Baixas area in1988. They only use grapes from their own growers rather than bought in grapes

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External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
06/16/2015

Our Martín Códax Rías Baixas Albariño is delicate and medium-bodied with a crisp, dry finish. On the palate, flavors of pear, passion fruit, ripe apple, peach and lemon zest are framed by bright minerality and hints of spice. Attractive floral aromatics and brisk acidity make this a versatile, food-friendly wine. - Winery Description Founded more than 25 years ago by 50 local farmers in the Galicia region of northwest Spain, Martín Códax is a modern and innovative winery in the heart of Rías Baixas. Today, supported by more than 550 families, this highly acclaimed cooperative incorporates 1,400 vineyard acres, with small parcels farmed by hand. Winemaker Katia Álvarez crafts the signature white varietal of Martín Códax, Albariño, from the seaside vineyards along the rocky coastline of Rías Baixas. Called “the wine of the sea,” Albariño is the perfect complement to seafood and shellfish, two staples of Galician cuisine. Viticulture Notes The 2013 growing season in Rías Baixas was the second largest in history, producing an abundance of rich, perfumed wines with fresh acidity. Following three very dry years, 2013 brought rain and a cool spring, causing the vintage to start later and enabling a long, slow ripening season that brought the grapes to optimum maturity. The later harvest marked a return to the harvests of 20-30 years ago, and our Albariño from this vintage shows terrific structure and balance. Winemaking Notes The fruit for our 2013 Rías Baixas Albariño was hand-picked, destemmed and pressed in a gentle membrane press to preserve the delicate varietal characteristics of the Albariño grape. We used local, cultured yeasts to initiate fermentation, which occurred in stainless steel tanks for three weeks at a maximum temperature of 64°F. Fifteen percent of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation to enhance the flavor complexity in the wine, with the remainder held back to preserve the naturally crisp acidity of the Albariño grape. The wine rested on light lees for four months with no oak contact. Varietal Content: 100% Albariño Varietal Origin: Rías Baixas DO Titratable Acidity: 0.6g/100ml pH: 3.33 Alcohol Level: 12.3% Residual Sugar: .24g/100ml



89 points Wine Spectator: Floral and briny notes accent the peach, green apple and mango flavors in this bright, fruity white. Racy citrusy acidity keeps this fresh and vibrant. Clean and focused. Drink now through 2018. (2/28/15)

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