'Quadrio' Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2005

Nino Negri

Quadrio is named for the 15th century Castello Quadrio di Chiuro that houses the Nino Negri cellars.

Terroir: Nino Negri Quadrio is sourced from the finest estate vineyards within the Valtellina Superiore DOCG. These south facing hillside vineyards sit at elevations above 1,100 feet and consist of soils of gravel, loose sand and silt.

Vinification: Grapes are allowed to hang until ultra-ripe and are finally harvested in early to mid October. The wine is traditionally vinified seeing 10 days of maceration on the skins followed by a cold fermentation in stainless steel. The wine is matured for 18 months in large French and Slavonian oak vats prior to bottling.

Production: 50,000 bottles

Additional Information

With a dark garnet-red color, the wine shows distinctive, fine aromas of small fruits, raspberry preserves, roses and violets, with an herbal note. In the mouth, the wine has full, lively tart fruit flavors, elegant tannins and a lingering aftertaste, with traces of prunes and toasty oak.

Recent Press

  • Score: 87 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Sunday, August 31, 2008

    The 2005 Valtellina Superiore Quadrio is made in a similar style as the 2004, with perhaps a touch less generosity. This medium-bodied red offers a profile of dried cherries, spices, licorice and sweet medicinal herbs. A quirky wine, it possesses excellent length, but ultimately, it needs food to provide its finest drinking.

    Grade: Finest Wine Values

Showing : 1

Links/Trade Tools