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Martin Codax - Albarino `Organistrum` 2018

White wine from Galicia · Spain
Price: £21.95
Case Rate: £20.83
Ex Tax: £18.29
Country:
Wine Region: Galicia
Winery: Martin Codax
Wine Maker: Luciano Amoedo & Katia Álvarez
Grape: Albarino
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes
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Country:
Wine Region: Galicia
Winery: Martin Codax
Wine Maker: Luciano Amoedo & Katia Álvarez
Grape: Albarino
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Vegan:
Yes

Wine tasting notes

This wine is straw yellow in colour with youthful highlights. Vanilla notes dominate on the nose, along with floral notes, and smokey wood hints from the ageing in barriques. Lemon, grapefruit and white stone fruits come through on the powerful, full-bodied palate, which has well-balanced acidity and a long finish.

Winery information

Martin Codax

Martin Codax is a modern and dynamic co-operative, situated to the north of Rias Baixas. It is the largest producer in Galicia and an estate-grown Albarino specialist, conducting ongoing research into the variety. Martin Codax was founded in 1986 by 50 families, led by ninth generation winemaker Luciano Amoedo and has since grown to over 550 members. The co-operative was named Martin Codax after the medieval poet and minstrel who lived in Galicia.

Martin Codax was instrumental in the creation of the Rias Baixas DO in 1988 (the statutes were signed at the winery) and has championed the Albarino variety, now the most widely planted in the region. Luciano Amoedo still heads the winemaking team and has sat on the Wine Tasting Committee of the Rias Baixas DO since it was founded.

There is a large feminine presence at the winery, including enologist Katia Alvarez. Katia followed her degree in viticulture in Santiago de Compostela with two seasons in a Chilean vineyard, before returning to her native Galicia. At Martin Codax, she has the freeD. to experiment with Albarino and is currently looking into extending the variety's shelf life through oak barrel fermentation.

Martin Codax has 420 hectares of vineyard planted with Albarino (13% of the total Rias Baixas DO), with each family holding averaging less than one hectare in size. They are primarily located in the Saln?s Valley, which is particularly suited to the Albarino variety and now represents 70% of its total production. This cool valley sits five kilometres from the sea and benefits from its cooling influence at night, which ensures the fresh, pure aromatics are retained to balance the ripeness and weight derived from the warm days.

Vinification notes

The grapes were picked by hand into 20 kilogram plastic crates. On arrival at the winery, they were destemmed and pressed. Alcoholic fermentation took place between 16-18ºC in stainless steel vats. The fermentation was completed in French oak barrels from Allier (300-500 litres), and malolactic fermentation followed. The wine was kept on it's lees for approximately a year in stainless-steel tanks before bottling.