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Bodegas Martín Códax was founded in 1985 and was named after the most known Galician troubadour whose medieval poems, the oldest of Galician-Portuguese language with the original music, are preserved. In the poems, the troubadour sings to love and to the sea of their coastline.
Since it’s founding, Bodegas Martín Códax has grown and developed; always supporting its people, its land and its culture. The culture is promoted in more than 50 countries over the world. A project that started with the dream and efforts of a group of winegrowers is now a reality and it is this reality which has let Bodegas Martín Códax become a symbol of Galician wines inside or outside of their borders/country
In the appellation of Rías Baixas, most of vineyards are situated in close proximity to the sea. The soils are low-lying and are very deep, reaching at most 300 meters above sea level. This situation makes sandy and mineral lands, especially granitics and acids, which gives the wine a little hint of saltiness.
Albariño is the main grape of the appellation and one of the most known of Galicia. Its bunches and berries are small and they don’t exceed of 125 grams of weight, allowing for an early ripening. It is a sweet and lingering grape, with high levels of sugar and acidity which give the wines an amazing freshness. Traditionally cultivated in “emparrado”, it is one of the main symbols of Galicia.
Rías Baixas’ climate has an Atlantic influence with cool temperatures and quite a lot of precipitations which decreases in summer time. The average temperature in winter is about 10ºC and there is only a little difference between the day and night. Precipitations are around the 1200 ml. per year.
Excellent by itself or with white meats and fish, scallops etc.. Joyously aromatic on the nose with apple, peach and apricot aromas. Medium bodied and dry on the palate with juicy fruit flavours, clean acidity and a long, mineral-dominated finish
Ingredients & Method
Spicy Tiger Mussels
Pair with Martín Códax Burgans Albariño