Thursday, October 29, 2009

Martín Códax Albariño 2008, Spain - $18

Another Thursday evening wine tasting at Royal Blue - fun!

Today I tasted a Spanish Albariño, which I've never had before. It reminded me in almost every way of a light, crisp, Sauvignon Blanc (my favorite one thus far, which is made by Kim Crawford).

Aroma - citrus
Taste - lychees

George, one of the owners of Royal Blue, says that his favorite Albariños have a light salinity to them because the grapes are usually grown along the coastline.

The wine distributor's rep says that Albariño reminds him of Argentinian Torrontés, which he feels is somewhere between Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. He also says that this wine is great with seafood, which I have no doubt about.

I also found a closeup of the 2006 label, which I've included below just in case I feel like doing more research on the region in the future.

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