Inferno Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2017

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: Danilo Drocco
  • 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

  • Forbes Author: Katie Kelly Bell
    Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
    Eight Of The Best Values In Italian Wine Right Now -- "Made in Northern Italy’s Valetellina, where the vineyards are so steep the grapes are harvested by helicopter, the term Inferno makes reference to the region’s dramatic temperature fluctuations which have a significant impact on grape ripening. –Here, Nebbiolo evolves with soft black cherry notes, hints of rose petal, prominent tannins and a structure built by fierce growing conditions. At $25 a bottle this silky Italian wine drinks like a much more expensive bottle."

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