Martin Codax Albarino 2013

Recommendation: A pretty good Spanish white at a good price.

Winery/Producer: Martin Codax; Galicia, Spain.

Grape Variety: Albarino.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Rias Baixas, Spain.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $10.50

Purchased From: The Village Tavern (Reynolda Village), Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Baked eggplant and tomatoes.


    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, very, very light lemon yellow color. Light tropical fruit, melon, citrus and very ripe apple aromas. A smooth taste starts with very ripe fruit and ends slightly tart. Long finish has a slight bitterness half-way through. “Pretty good” Spanish white…there were no sharp edges, it had a wide range of fruit flavors and good acidity to pair with lots of foods. At only $10.50 it gets a buy recommendation.

    We had this at a Village Tavern wine dinner and it was one of two wines we bought, but it was OK than and it’s still just a pretty good Spanish white at a good price.

    She said: Medium yellow color, clear, and pudgy slow moving legs. Nice light fruity aroma with stronger fruity flavor and creamy texture that was particularly pleasant in the finish. The wine was much better sipping than with the food but a better pairing might be possible. A good value at $10.50 and I recommend it.


Alcohol: 12.5%

Bar code: 0 85000 01592

Imported by: Martin Codax USA; Hayward, California.