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Date Printed: 7/12/2014
Burgans Albarino 2009
Burgans Albarino 2009
(search item no. 107440)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/12/2014: $13.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A fruity aroma with a unique complexity where the variety is clearly appreciated, highlighting slight nuances of ripe apple. On the palate, a distinct syrup-like taste and sweet character giving an intense, pleasurable sensation. A balanced, rounded structure finish making it particularly sweet.
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About Burgans:

The Burgans estate is located in the Rias-Baixas region in Spain’s northwest corner in the region of Galicia. The region of Rias-Baixas is heavily influenced by the Atlantic, with high levels of rainfall and relative humidity. Temperatures are quite moderate and the region is extremely fertile, with miles and miles of green rolling hills. The vineyards are planted on these gently rolling hills on dark, humid soil which sits over granitic, and in some places, schist soils. Martin Codax is located in the fertile Salnes Valley on the Mont Burgans, for which this wine is named.

Burgans is made at the famous Bodega Martin Codax by Luciano Almoedo, perhaps the biggest advocate of the Albarino varietal in Spain. Luciano was extremely influential in obtaining worldwide recognition for not only the varietal, but also Rias-Baixas, where he was the founder and first leader of the AOC. Today, the Bodega has grown considerably and is known as one of the most progressive in the zone.

Luciano Almoedo remains the winemaker at this prestigious estate, producing pure Albarino bottlings with lovely aromatics and precision. The use of wood is definitively eschewed at the Bodega in order to preserve the natural lift and minerality of the grapes. As such, the wines are fermented and aged in stainless steel with light lees stirring. The wine is blended by Eric Solomon, working in concert with the property, and is bottled in the spring after harvest.