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
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.
Score: 88 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni
"The 2007 Valtellina Superiore Quadrio is a delicious entry-level red from Nino Negri, one of the leading names in Valtellina. Red cherries, sweet herbs, spices and flowers emerge gracefully from this textured, finely-knit wine. There is enough stuffing to make me think at least several years of fine drinking lie ahead. Quadrio is predominantly Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo) with 10% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015."
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