LCBO Find: Martin Codax, Mara Martin Godello 2020

I walked into my local LCBO and asked a good friend, who just happened to work there, for something new that was medium+ acid, fun, and not requiring a second mortgage. I knew I would be grilling sea bream that evening and was there on a food and wine pairing mission. My friend ushered me to the Martin Codax, Mara Martin Godello 2020 as the right thing for me.


This wine turned out to be a perfect match! The Mara Martin Godello possesses a flavour profile that makes it the ideal patio wine with foods off the grill, so much so that I just had to share.


About Martin Codax Mara Martin Godello 2020


This wine is made from a grape that may be new to some of you; Godello (go-day-o).

Godello is a white grape found in North West Spain (Galicia), in an area renowned for zinger white wines such as Albariño.


If you are familiar with Godello, then trying this Martin Codax, Mara Martin expression of it will make you exclaim its textbook nature. There are no unwanted surprises with this wine.


On colour, the Martin Codax Mara Martin Godello 2020 holds a light golden hue, and on the nose and palate, various levels of complexity. Aromas of apple, pear, lemon, lime, grapefruit, apricot, guava, hawthorn flowers, and mushroom are apparent. Green apple skin, lemon pith, lime, grapefruit, almond and coriander jump out on the palate. This is a wine with zippy acidity, moderate alcohol, phenolics, and a long finish. For $17.95 at the LCBO, this level of complexity is a steal.


Other things to note about the Martin Codax Mara Martin Godello 2020 is that it is vegan, all hand harvested, and the product of a well run cooperative out of southern Galicia, just bordering Portugal.


If you are still grilling this season, you need this wine in your life!


About Producer Bodegas Martin Codax

Bodegas Martín Códax was founded in 1986 and was named after the most known Galician troubadour. The winery was founded thanks to the idea of a group of winegrowers; as a winery made by people for the people. Set up by 270 members, the winery also relies on the collaboration of 300 families.