Here is another Spanish white for your drinking pleasure – I seem to have been enjoying a lot of them these days. They’re a good deal, are generally well made and balanced with good flavour and appropriate alcohol.
This Albariño is made by the Martín Códax winery located in the Val do Salnes sub-zone and its name is that of the hill perched on the ocean where the winery is located. Rias Baixas, if you’re not sure, is on the wind-swept, far northwestern corner of Spain – and tends to be wet, green and marine in focus.
On the eyes, the Burgáns is medium gold, a deeper colour than the average white wine.
The aromas are fresh and saline, Sherry-like – after all, it’s from the coast – and show crisp minerality, peach and almond with some light flowers.
The palate is dry with refreshing acidity, and fruit that includes more peach and nectarine with lemon pith, bitter almond, dried lemongrass and crushed stone.
Fresh and bright, great with salmon and salad or any seafood – and a good deal too.
WSET Good +