Inferno Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2016

Nino Negri


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.

Additional Information

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.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Valtellina Superiore DOCG
  • Winemaker: Casimiro Maule
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, Gravel
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Ttl Acidity: 5.5 g/l
  • Residual Sugar: 3.2 g/l
  • Avg Production: 100,000 bottles
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 100% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo)

Recent Press

  • Score: 87 Points

    Vinous Author: Antonio Galloni
    Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020
    "The 2016 Valtellina Superiore Inferno is laced with pretty scents of dried red cherry, mint, sweet tobacco and dried herbs. Drink this gracious, ethereal red over the next few years."
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
    "This medium- to full-bodied red has a round, burly quality to the tannins, which are well-meshed overall, providing a chewy frame for flavors of dried strawberry and cranberry fruit, violet and ground anise. Offers a fresh, mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2026. 1,250 cases made, 300 cases imported."

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