Windhund Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT 2018 is produced in the Steinhaus estate located almost 600 meters above sea level, in a position overlooking the Adige Valley. The property consists of 7 hectares of vines. The climate of Bucholz di Salorno is characterized by strong temperature fluctuations with hot days influenced by the Mediterranean climate and cold nights with very cool winds coming from the mountains.
The name Windhund, which means “greyhound” in German, recalls the drawings of the artist Albercht Dürer from the 16th century, where the greyhound is then a recurring theme. The Dürer path, an old passage that linked the Germanic world to the Mediterranean, passes exactly near Steinhaus. Dürer himself therefore used it during his travels in Italy at the end of the 15th century.
The grapes are first harvested manually in small crates. As soon as they arrive at the cellar, they are then gently pressed and subjected to low-temperature maceration. Then, the fermentation of the different grapes takes place at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. The wine finally rests on its fine lees throughout the winter and is bottled the following spring.
Yellow with light golden reflections.
The nose is expressive, fine, but also characterized by notes of white-fleshed fruit followed by suggestive floral scents and freshly mown hay.
On the palate, this Windhund opens with notes of almond, also supported by a fragrant freshness and a lively acid vein. The finish on the palate is tasty, long and clean.
Food & wine pairing
Goes perfectly with cheeses but also fish-based main dishes.