Martín Códax, the Martin Codax winery

Martín Códax, the Martin Codax winery. If you go to the Rías Baixas, be sure to visit the Arosa estuary, it is wonderful, and you will fall in love with it, it will cost you almost an illness to leave it.

It is located in the province of Pontevedra, of course you have to try something very identified with the area, its albariño D.O. Rías Baixas, and visit a winery, in this case we visited a magical troubadour: Martín Códax

Martín Códax, the Martin Codax winery

Martín Códax, the Martín Códax winery

This winery, which contains a special magic, was born in 1986 from the union of some 50 winegrowers in the area and takes its name from the most famous Galician troubadour whose songs, the oldest in Galician-Portuguese with original music, are still preserved. , in which they sing about love and the sea that bathes our coasts.

Since then, Bodegas Martín Códax has grown and evolved, always supporting its people, its land and its culture.

A culture that is promoted in more than 40 countries around the world.

A project that began with the enthusiasm and effort of a group of winegrowers and that today is already a reality that has turned Bodegas Martín Códax into an emblem of Galician wines outside and within our borders.

Our vineyards, located on small plots, are characterized by using the traditional trellis system and are cared for with great care, following the advice of our viticulture technical staff to achieve the highest possible quality.

The Harvest has just ended

Generally the harvest begins in mid-September, it is manual and the bunches are placed in 20 kg boxes to prevent them from being crushed and their quality decreasing.

Once they arrive at the winery, they are analyzed to ensure that they meet the minimum requirements and are introduced into the destemmer to separate the grapes from the stems. Finally, a pneumatic press is responsible for extracting the must.

The Ground

In the D.O Rías Baixas, most of the vineyards are located a short distance from the sea, so they are low and shallow lands, which reach a maximum of 300 meters above sea level.

This location causes the soils to be characterized by being mainly sandy and mineral, especially granitic, and somewhat acidic, which gives touches of salinity to the wines.

The Albariño grape

The Albariña grape is the main grape of the D.O. Rías Baixas and one of the most important and well-known in Galicia.

Its clusters and fruits are small, weighing no more than 125 grams, and they ripen early.

It is a sweet and glyceric grape, with a high level of sugar and acidity that gives great freshness to the wines. Traditionally grown on a vine, it is one of the symbols of Galicia par excellence.

However, the D. O. also has other varieties, both white and red. Among the white varieties, it is worth highlighting the Treixadura, Caíño Blanco and Loureira varieties.


The climate of the D.O. Rías Baixas has an Atlantic influence with mild temperatures and high rainfall that decreases considerably in the summer.

The average temperature during winter is around 10ºC and there is only a small difference between day and night.

For its part, rainfall is around 1200ml. on average per year.

Martín Códax Vindel

Martín Códax, the Martin Codax winery

Martín Códax Vindel is born from extreme viticulture, aimed at finding a vineyard that is not very vigorous, very porous and with a high leaf surface area that causes a very low yield and that the qualities of these pink Albariño grapes are unique.

On the centenary of the appearance of the Vindel Parchment, the only manuscript that keeps the secret of the original lyrics and music of the songs of the troubadour Martín Códax, Martín Códax Vindel is born


Visual: Clean, intense yellow with lemon-colored reflections

Olfactory: Intense, stone fruit, ripe apple, quince, lactic notes, spice, cinnamon, caramel, very complex.

Taste: Wine with a long palate, very glyceric and silky. Retronasal with notes of white chocolate and ripe fruit.

Chemical analysis

Data sheet
O.: Rias Baixas
VARIETY: 100% Albariño
YIELD: 35 hl/ha
FERMENTATION: Stainless steel tanks at 17ºC and 225 L barrels
AGEING: Reductive aging in tank for at least 1 year.
GASTRONOMY: Fatty fish, mild sauces, white meats. CONTAINS SULFITES

Awards. Martín Códax the Martin Codax winery

Great Gold at Civas 2016.
Best White Wine by the Wine Week Guide.
93 points in the Peñín Guide.

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