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.
"All Nebbiolo and an amazing buy for it's depth of character (both dark and red fruits, cocoa and tobacco hints); fine tannins, solid acidity."
Score: 90 PointsWine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
"This shows a bit more structure than typical, offering finely layered notes of pure cherry, plum, wild strawberry, tobacco and spice, with refined tannins and fresh acidity. Subtle, with a lingering floral note on the finish."
Score: 88 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Antonio Galloni
"Crushed flowers, autumn leaves, spices and dried cherries are some of the notes that waft from the glass in the 2008 Quadrio. Delicate and alluring, the 2008 impresses for its overall balance. Even better, it is a terrific value. The Quadrio is 90% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo) and 10% Merlot, aged in cask. This is a great introduction to the wines of Valtellina"
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