Terroir: The Nino Negri Inferno is sourced from the best crus of the Inferno subzones of Calvario, Sopragironi, Sottogironi and Ca Rossa. Grapes are densely cultivated high on the terraced hillside in poor, sandy soils and a due-south exposure.
Vinification: Grapes are hand-harvested in early October and transported to the winery where they are sorted and macerated at cold temperatures for five days in stainless steel vats. Aging occurs over a period of 20-24 months in a combination of 80hl and smaller 50hl French oak barrels.
The 2011 Inferno is deep garnet in color with a well pronounced perfume of spice, dried flowers, plum and jam. On the palate the wine is full-bodied and dry with elegant notes of berry, herb, cedar-spice.
Score: 91 PointsThe Tasting Panel Author: Anthony Dias Blue
Harvested by helicopter; Bright, juicy and crisp; tangy and lush; silky, elegant finish.
Score: 87 PointsWine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
"Hints of smoke and spice underscore the dried cherry and rose petal notes in this tangy red, while loamy earth and light tannins show on the finish. Drink now."
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