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Martin Codax Rias Baixas Albarino 2012

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"This firm white offers lively flavors of peach, grapefruit and green almond on a steely core of acidity, with just enough flesh to remain generous." -TM, Wine Spectator

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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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03/23/2015

Binny's 12/2014. Lovely bottle...accompanied about three mid week dinners and made each one better. Good value.


External Reviews for Martin Codax Rias Baixas Albarino

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Source: We Speak Wine
11/04/2014

Our Martín Códax Rías Baixas Albariño is delicate and medium-bodied with a crisp, dry finish. Flavors of ripe apple, peach, pear and lemon zest are framed by bright minerality and hints of spice. This Albariño displays intense floral aromas and an attractive acidity, making it 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 2012 growing season began with challenging conditions in Rías Baixas; a cooler and more humid spring gave way to an even cooler summer with unusually high rainfall. Although conditions improved in late summer, yields were low due to the unexpected weather early in the season. Harvest began later, but the lower yields produced grapes of extraordinary quality. As a result, our Albariño from this vintage has shown great structure and balance. Winemaking Notes:The fruit for our 2012 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 64F. Fifteen percent of the blend underwent malolactic fermentation to enhance the flavor complexity in the wine, while the other 85 percent preserved the naturally crisp acidity of the Albariño grape. The wine rested on light lees for four months with no oak contact.Varietal Content: 100% AlbariñoVarietal Origin: Rías Baixas DOTitratable Acidity: 0.66g/100mlpH: 3.41Alcohol Level: 12.5%Residual Sugar: .28g/100ml


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08/05/2014

A refreshing food friendly white wine, Albarino is crisp, elegant and dry and has aromas and flavors of pear, passion fruit and apple with bright acidity.



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"This firm white offers lively flavors of peach, grapefruit and green almond on a steely core of acidity, with just enough flesh to remain generous." -TM, Wine Spectator

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