Albarino Martin Codax Galacia Spain white wine

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Martin Codax Albarino
Wine

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Country: Spain

The Albarino grape is reputed to be a relative of German riesling and may have been brought to Spain by monks as far back as the 12th century. It is grown in the Rias Baixas region of Galicia, which is snuggled in between Portugal and the Basque country on the rugged and beautiful Atlantic shores.
Martin Codax is a name given to this white wine by the group of small producers who have banded together to make wine in the Bodegas de Vilarino-Cambados.
This wine has floral overtones and is typified by the peach or melon aromas that are always present. A flinty, dry white, it is suitable for summer drinking and goes well with summer dishes such as salads or seafood.
Our prediction is that Albarino wines will become excessively trendy as more people come to realise what amazing value for money they represent.
We were lucky enough to try this at El Bulli in Spain and it is relatively easy to source. We buy it in Australia from Torres Cellars.
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