Along the Rias Baixas Wine Route
Galicia, in the northern Atlantic coast of Spain, is home to the Rias Baixas – a wine route proudly growing the country’s best Albariño grapes.
Within the region, Cambados is a small fishing town known as the “Home of Albariño”
The town has a close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean which creates cool temperatures and precipitations. The wine is nicknamed, “the wine of the sea” because of its coastal location and its perfect pairing with the seafood of the region.
Martín Codáx is one the most internationally recognized producers of Albariño. Established in 1986, the company was named after a local 13th century troubadour who sang of love and of the sea of Galicia.
The winemaker, Luciano Amoedo Rodino, was also the founder of the Rias Baixas Denomination of Origin – Spain’s wine quality control system.
Martín Codáx grows small bunches and small berries. The sweet, lingering grape has high levels of sugar and acidity which produce amazing freshness in the white wines.
Wine enthusiasts can visit the Galician coast and enjoy a tour and taste of the winery.
A guided tour of the winery with an explanation of the Albariño winemaking process followed by a taste of the wines can take only an hour.
For a more in-depth tour, you can take up to three hours to start with a vineyard tour, followed by the winery tour, and end with a taste of four signature wines.
You can also include a tour of Cambados and its seafood industry. For further information on their tours, you can look at their website (link here). Advanced reservations via email are required.
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