Burgans Albarino 2008

Burgáns (Bodegas Martin Códax) Rias Baixas, Burgáns, Albariño 2008 The nose features sweet floral notes while the mouth shows us citrus, lots of acidity and a creamy texture. The grapes are grown on fertile soils overtop granite and schist. The wine sees no oak, only stainless and and is treated to light lees stirring. I am also strongly suspicious that the texture goes beyond creaminess to indicate that the wine has gone through ML. I know that this sounds crazy given the tradition of the region and the standard of rapier-like acidity. Yet the winery does indicate a move toward allowing residual sugar in the final wine so ML could be another bell added to the RS whistle. Let’s find out what we can.

Winemaker Luciano Almoedo. The winery Martin Codax is located in the Salnés Valley on the Mont Burgans. This wine named Burgans is used for this particular selection, produced and bottled for Eric Solomon’s European Cellars in Cambados, Pontevedra. 12.5% purchased for $11.49 at Bottle Barn Martin Codax

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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2 Responses to Burgans Albarino 2008

  1. Ron Nigro says:

    Such creaminess suggests lactic acid. Bubble gum aroma. Good acidity. They say no oak but… White cheesy flower. I’ve aways loved this wine.

  2. Ray says:

    I’ve always been a fan of the wines of this producer as well Ron – and I still am.

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