At the International Culinary Center I attended a seafood cooking class giving by Martin Codax wine. Although the food was delicious the white wine was impeccable. I’ve been known to really enjoy a sweet, semi sweet wine but this 2011 Albariño, delicate and medium-bodied wine with a crisp, dry finish was absolutely memorable. This highly aromatic wine displays flavors of ripe apple, peach, pear and lemon zest framed by bright minerality and hints of spice.
Albariño is generally intended to be enjoyed young, within a year or two after harvest. For the perfect food pairing, a glass of white wine in this case Martín Códax Albariño with seasonal shellfish. Due to its bright minerality and lively acidity, the wine lends itself perfectly to seafood fare, a cuisine that is a mainstay of the Rías Baixas region where Albariño is grown.
Martín Códax wines are available at retailers nationwide at a suggested retail price of $15. Alcohol level is 12.8% just right after a long day and or a great seafood dinner.
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