Martín Códax Tempranillo Rioja Ergo 2008
Vibrant, medium intense ruby red color. Decadent aromas of ripe fruit and a floral bouquet that is integrated with nuances of cedar and toasty oak. This is a modern-style Rioja, exhibiting dark, robust, plush fruit and agreeable tannins. The 2008 Ergo Tempranillo has lots of body and structure, as well as multiple layers of fruit.
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
The label mentions "fruit forward" and its dead on... lots of plum and berry flavor, with a hint of spice, much juicier than what I normally expect from a rioja.... but in a good, pleasing way. Very enjoyable wine and a solid value.
This is my ideal way to spend less than $10 on a red, and beats out almost anything under $15 as well. Drinkable and delicious in almost any setting, especially in the summer when many of the other reds are a bit too heavy. Great balance with almost grenache-like juiciness, but a soft leather smell to complement. Of the 15-20 different Tempranillos I have tried, this is one of only two that stand head and shoulders above the rest - the other being a $30 Artesa bottle.
very drinkable, delicious. perfect for a relaxing night chatting with friends.
Very drinkable. A unique wine defined by it's spice. Wonderfully match for casual dining favorites.
External Reviews for Martín Códax Tempranillo Rioja Ergo
"Ergo" is inspired by the Ebro River which carves its way through the terrain of Rioja. "Ergo" portrays a comtemporary expression of the classic Spanish grape Tempranillo; with distinct fruit forward flavors of fresh berry and plums, layered with hints of spice. "Ergo" complements a wide variety of foods from roasted meats to grilled vegetables. - Winery
"Ergo" is inspired by the Ebro River which carves its way through the terrain of Rioja. "Ergo" portrays a comtemporary expression of the classic Spanish grape Tempranillo; with distinct fruit forward flavors of fresh berry and plums, layered with hints of spice. "Ergo" complements a wide variety of foods from roasted meats to grilled vegetables. - Winery ** SOLD OUT **
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