Written By Treve Ring Libations / White Wine Mar 22, 2011 Bodegas Martín Códax Burgáns Albariño 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestRías Baixas, Galicia, Spain $25-30 +226795 available at BC Liquor Stores and select private liquor stores www.martincodax.comRías Baixas (ree-ahs-buy-shuss) is located in the Galicia region of northwest Spain, the most important Denomination of Origin (DO) in that area. The verdant area, likened to a vision of the Garden of Eden, is characterized by rίas – deep, wide inlets of water stretching miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. The DO’s main claim to acclaim is the white Albariño (al-ba-ree-nyo) grape, and although there are 12 grape varieties permitted in the DO, Albariño represents upwards of 90% of the plantings.Want to see what all the Baixas buzz is about? Burgáns is an excellent example of this juicy fruit grape. In fact, Miguel Torres believes that the Albariño grape is related to one of the most noble of grapes – Riesling. Bodegas Martín Códax is a sizeable and modern cooperative of 285 members, and their Burgáns is shrewdly crafted with the North American market in mind. This wine is screwcap fresh, bright lemon in hue with flashes of green. Fruity orchard flavours of pear, white peach, red apple and nectarine swirl in the glass with a smoky-stone, herbal citrus note on the finish. Crisp, lively and dry, in lovely balance with the wine’s creamy and honeyed mouthfeel. Burgáns makes for a delightful sipper with white fish – hello halibut season!*More than half of the winemakers in Rías Baixas are women. You go gals!Since the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival starts next week, and Spain is the theme region, DRINK will be profiling exclusively Spanish wines leading up to the main event. Watch for tweets, postings, photos, tasting notes and features posted from the week-long festival. There are still a few tickets available to select events.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean)EATrecommendsBodegas Martín Códax Burgáns Albariño 2009This wine is screwcap fresh, bright lemon in hue with flashes of green. Fruity orchard flavours of pear, white peach, red apple and nectarine swirl in the glass with a smoky-stone, herbal citrus note on the finish. Crisp, lively and dry, in lovely balance with the wine’s creamy and honeyed mouthfeel. Burgáns makes for a delightful sipper with white fish – hello halibut season!SpainWhite WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.