£12.65/ 0.75 L btl
Martín Códax Albariño 2020
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Made entirely from grapes grown in the winery's own vineyards in the Salnés valley, this Martín Códax wine is a quintessential Albariño; inviting the drinker to taste and appreciate the pure essence of this varietal. The Albariño is an aromatic grape with a strong concentration of sugar and a high level of acidity which gives the wine its freshness and character.
The wine has a beautiful yellow colour with green and shiny hints. In the nose, aromas of apple and ripe citric fruits (mandarin and lemon) stand out, giving a clue to the perfect balance it offers on drinking. White flowers (mimosa and orange blossom) blend in with herbaceous hints of hay and fennel, rounding off a charming, and discretely balsamic, almost minty, nose. Enveloping, fresh and creamy in the mouth, it has a long finish with elegant mineral aromas appearing which may remind us of talcum and salt, and bring character and lightness to the wine. It eventually becomes elegantly bitter at the finish.
Rice with fish / Anchovies / Steamed seafood
- ViewGreenish glints / Lemony yellow
- Bouquet:White flowers / Herbaceous notes / Citrus fruits / Moderately aromatic
- Mouth:Balanced / Fresh / Enveloping
- Optimum serving temperature:Between 6ºC and 8ºC
My fave with seafood
I have drunk an ocean of albariños but I always come back to this one. It has the required citrusy elements but is just so unctuously smooth and rich. Absolutely superb with seafood (prawns, lobster, clams, crab).by: Mister Mac 59 (28/09/2020)
Smooth and Subtle
Delicious example of Albariño with all the superb flavours delicately blendedby: Jeremy Meadow (24/09/2020)
Fantastic especially for the price
A lovely, full, effervescent and flavoursome Albariño at a very good price. Better than some pricier Albariñosby: Great wine at reasonable prices (13/08/2019)
A really great Albariño
This wine is a full bodied, characterful Albariño. It leans towards a medium wine and is heavier than others I have tried but it is a great wine!by: Darren (22/08/2018)
Excellent value Albariño
Good quality Albariño with crisp dry finish. Excellent with seafood and pasta dishes or served chilled on its own. Recommended.
Bodegas Martín Códax
Founded in 1986 in Cambados in the Galician valley Val do Salnés, Bodegas Martín Códax is a reference winery in the D.O. Rías Baixas appellation and an ambassador for the Albariño grape, the most well-known and appreciated variety in this region. The winery is named after Martín Códax, one of the most important troubadours from Galicia in the Middle Ages who sang in Galician-Portuguese of the love and passion Galicians feel for the sea. Since 2003, this company has also...