I was recently invited to Row 34, a restaurant on my “must try” list, to learn more about the 2012 Martin Códax Albariño. At first sip, I was on board and after a meal of pairings I decided that I would definitely add this as one of my summer wine staples. It has a really clean, bright taste with the crisp dryness that I like, but not too dry so those dinner guests, or I just was in the neighborhood and I popped in guests, who enjoy a sweeter wine can still enjoy it.
The reason I plan on having this Albariño stocked in my wine fridge is that it took on different characteristics with each course.
If I keep a bottle of the Martin Códax Albariño in the fridge I know I can pull it out to share with friends over an aperitif of olives, bruschetta or other such small bites. I know I can whip up a batch of mussels and it will be perfect with a glass of the wine in the mussels and with the mussels. I know I can have friends over for a girls’ night in with popcorn, a little dark chocolate and a nicely chilled glass of the Albariño.