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Martin Códax Albariño Rías Baixas
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Wine Details

Varietal

Albarino

Style

White

Region

Spain

Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) The Martin Codax 2011 Rias Baixas Albarino 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,

Winemaker's Notes

Produced under the stringent rules of DO Rías Baixas, Martín Códax Albariño—aromatic, elegant, dry, and crisp on the finish—is thoroughly food-friendly, and designed to be consumed young. The key aromatic and flavor notes are pear, passion fruit, and apple. Acidity is bright and integrates well with aromatic elements into a balanced whole. Albariño, with its firm acidity and full mouth-feel, stands on its own as an aperitif but reaches its full glory when matched with food.

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    dry and crisp on finish. notes of pear, passion fruit and apple integrate with bright acidity.

    over 3 years
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    pear, passion fruit, med body, med acidity. clean but not my thing for sipping

    almost 3 years
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    light in color, smells like flat champagne, tastes very acidic

    about 4 years
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    Fruit, cheese and warm friendly conversation summer evening.

    over 1 year
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    low acidity. rich clean nose. complex

    over 4 years
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    light but a little sweet.

    over 3 years
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    light, fruity, semi-dry

    almost 4 years
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    sgbleblanc

    Jayne likes it

    6 months
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    An explosively exotic nose of dried apricots, ripe peaches, and honeysuckle is followed by a medium-bodied wine with delicious fruit and purity. Completely tank-fermented and aged, this is Spainrsquo;s answer to Francersquo;s exotic, honeyed wines from Cordrieu. Sadly, the 1998 vintage produced an extremely small crop because of spring frosts. This offering, the ideal Spanish aperitif, or a wine to serve with a multitude of seafood dishes, should be consumed during its first year because of its fragile perfume.