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.
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: 88 PointsVinous Author: Antonio Galloni
The 2013 Valtellina Superiore Inferno offers a good bit of aromatic and flavor complexity to match its lifted, mid-weight personality. Scents of sweet tobacco, anise and dried herbs are laced together in this pretty Valtellina red.
Score: 88 PointsWine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
This elegant, light- to medium-bodied red weaves together a subtle mesh of smoke, grilled herb, dried fig and cherry fruit. Fresh, with light tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2020.
Score: 89 PointsWine Enthusiast Author: Kerin O'Keefe
Woodland berry, wild rose and a whiff of crushed stone aromas come together on this luminous red. The vibrant silky palate offers tart red cherry, Alpine herb and a hint of white pepper alongside bright acidity and polished tannins.
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