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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Martin Codax Albarino 2006
Martin Codax Albarino 2006
(search item no. 91147)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $14.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Martín Códax Albariño is a refreshing food friendly wine, showcasing a pale yellowish color with touches of bright gold. It is an aromatic and complex wine that is rich, elegant, dry and crisp. It is full-bodied, with flavors of ripe apples, peach, apricot, melon, grapefruit and lemon zest melded perfectly together with a bright minerality. The striking balance of acidity, body and aromas allows the wine to adapt to the palate exhibiting its versatility of fresh and bright characteristics to a rounder mouth-feel as the meal evolves.

Albariño is an ideal complement to any seafood dish such as blackened scallops over angel hair pasta, grilled oysters and salmon with pear, apple and lime chutney. It will also complement a variety of dishes such as summer salads, pasta and grilled pheasant with a pineapple, orange marmalade.

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About Bodegas Martin Codax:

The Martín Códax Winery was founded in 1986 by a group of winegrowers. Established in Cambados, the capital of the Salnés Valley, the winery has become a point of reference within the "Rías Baixas" Denomination of Origin in Spain.

The Albariño grapes Bodegas Martin Codax uses for its wines come from its own vineyards, and thus the high quality and purity of the fruit is guaranteed.

Meticulous production methods combine the most advanced viticultural techniques (soil analysis, phytographic hygiene testing, progress control of the different stages of grape development...), with the most traditional know-how regarding vine growing and harvesting conditions.