After last night's performance we could do with a bit of cheering up as we're going back to an old favourite which we have had for a long long time. Albarino you lovely thing.
Martín Códax was founded in 1986 by a group of winemakers led by 9th generation winemaker Luciano Amodeo. Today it comprises around 2,400 tiny vineyard parcels managed by 550 families in Rías Baixas. It has become the largest producer in Galicia with 450 hectares of vineyard planted with Albariño, representing 13% of the total Rías Baixas DO – which the cooperative was instrumental in creating (in fact the statutes were signed at the winery) and are estate-grown Albariño specialists, conducting ongoing research into the variety. They named the cooperative after the medieval Galician poet and musician Martín Códax, and the winery has strong links to local art and music.
The vineyards are primarily in the Salnés Valley, an average of five kilometres from the sea, ensuring the warm days are moderated by cool nights. The warm temperatures give ripeness and full citrus and apricot fruit, while the colder temperatures at night ensure fresh, pure Albariño aromatics.
Martin Codax, Rias Baixas Albarino 2017 @ £14.95 - Buy it here!
Ripe with citrus and tangerine notes on the nose, with a ripe tropical hint. These are joined by floral aromas with hawthorn, jasmine and orange blossom, and a herbal hay character.
See what I mean? Couldn't get much better than that. Come and see what all the fuss is about! Cheers!