Martín Códax is very much riding the ‘New Wave’ of modern Spanish winemaking. As well as their work in pioneering the whites of Galicia, winemakers Luciano Amoedo and Katia Álvarez also make a robust, lively and modestly priced Bierzo from the native Mencía variety. The Bierzo DO lies to the east of Rías Baixas and has a slightly warmer climate. The fruit for ‘Cuatro Pasos’ is sourced from 80 year old Mencía vines, grown in the high areas of the region. The discovery of four bear footprints in a magnificent vineyard in the highest areas of the Bierzo inspired the name of this wine – Cuatro Pasos or Four Steps.
Morello cherry red in colour with violet reflections. The varietal aromas of red fruits dominate the bouquet with a subtle hint of vanilla from the oak toasting. The palate is elegant and balanced, with a fruit driven finish.