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Nino Negri 'Quadrio' Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2014

Overview

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 Details edit

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.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Valtellina Superiore DOC
  • Winemaker: Casimiro Maule
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, Gravel
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  • Alcohol: >14%
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire
  • Varietals: 90% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo), 10% Merlot

Recent News edit

Wine Spectator Rating: 88

Author: Alison Napjus

Date: Friday, June 1, 2018

A light- to medium-bodied red framed by sculpted tannins, this offers flavors of juicy dried strawberry, singed orange peel, anise and mineral. Balanced. Drink now through 2023.

Wine Enthusiast Rating: 88

Author: Kerin O'Keefe

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017

Dark baking spice, wild berry and a whiff of pressed rose form a delicate bouquet. The light-bodied easygoing palate offers strawberry, pomegranate and a hint of tobacco alongside vibrant acidity and lithe tannins.