Martín Códax Gallaecia
TECHNICAL DATA SHEET
D.O.: Rias Baixas
TYPE OF WINE: Late harvest white
VARIETY: 100% Albariño
FERMENTATION: Stainless steel tanks with temperature control.
AGEING: Does not have
GASTRONOMY: Its exceptional qualities allow it to be an excellent companion for a great variety of dishes, from pâtés, blue or cabrales cheeses and sausages to red meat, fish in sauce and spicy dishes
SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 10-12ºC
ALCOHOLIC GRADUATION: 13.5 %vol
“Gallaecia” is the name given by the Romans to the rugged province in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, populated by thousands of Celtic and Castro settlements, today known as Galicia.
Gallaecia represents the definitive consecration of the Albariño grape as one of the best and most versatile white varieties in the world. The result of the vinification of over-ripe grapes, with a high percentage of noble botrytis, Gallaecia is the result of many years of experience in the cultivation of Albariño.
In 2013, the climatic conditions of the Val do Salnés favoured the pacification of the grapes in ideal plots, which allowed the manual selection to be carried out several weeks after the normal harvest, reaching 100% of grapes with botrytis cinerea.
The result is a dry, overripe wine, unique in the world for its complexity of aromas (honey, fruit
raisin, oral notes and botrytis tones) and its surprising structure.
In the last two decades, only eight harvests have provided the optimum conditions for producing Gallaecia: 96, which was the first late harvest Albariño in history, 99, 02, 04, 07, 09, 11, 13 and the current 2016.
Golden yellow colour, clean and bright.
High aromatic intensity, with notes of ripe fruit such as sultanas, dried apricots and figs. Hints of honey, bitter orange marmalade and an aniseed-oral background with hints of botrytis.
Wide, silky and enveloping entry with a balanced acidity that makes the retronasal persistent.