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 Events / Food News / Places April 28, 2021 CITY EATS May|June 2021 At press time, restaurants, pubs, bars and food courts remain closed for indoor dining. One silver lining is that the weather is warming up and more ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Comments are closed.