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Tag Archives: Rías Baixas

Burgáns 2005

Burgáns 2005 – Spain, Galicia, Rías Baixas (8/2/2006)Albariño – The fermentation of this wine is stopped slightly early, leaving it with around 5mg/liter of residual sugar, resulting in a sweeter, more tropical wine that abounds with notes of banana, honey and cotton candy. Smooth on the palate but with less […]

Regional Profile – DO Rías Baixas

In 1980, the special classification of Denominacion Especifica (Specific Denomination) was applied to the word Albarino, used to refer to the wines produced in the province of Pontevedra in the autonomous community of Galicia. While the concept of Denominacion de Origen already existed to protect certain regions that produced wines […]

Martin Codax

What you are looking at here is not your average little winery tucked inside the rolling green hills of Galicia. Martin Codex owns the largest vineyards in the entire DO Rias Baixas wine region, approximately 215 Hectares in total. With the help of the mid Atlantic climate bringing a wet humid climate and Rais Baixes unique soil type, the Albarino grape has thrived, potentially helping Martin Codex become the giant it has.

Primer 2005 – Carbonic Maceration

Carbonic Maceration: A winemaking technique used to produce light, fruity red wines with a distinctive character. This definition taken from [Answers.com->http://www.answers.com/topic/carbonic-maceration?method=5&linktext=carbonic%20maceration] goes on to explain the process with which this “light fruity wine” is made. Last month, I wrote about my experience drinking a Carbonic Macerated [Spanish wine->http://www.catavino.net/archives/242/2005/12/10/], terrified that […]