'Quadrio' Valtellina Superiore DOCG 2016

Nino Negri

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 Information

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: Danilo Drocco
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • Soil: Sand, Gravel
  • Alcohol: Less than 14%
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • Varietals: 90% Chiavennasca (Nebbiolo), 10% Merlot

Recent Press

  • Score: 91 Points

    The Wine Advocate Author: Monica Larner
    Date: Friday, February 26, 2021
    "The Nino Negri 2016 Valtellina Superiore Quadrio is a blend of 90% Nebbiolo and 10% Merlot and represents a selection of some of the estate's best fruit. The wine ages in large casks made from Slovenian oak in the cellars of the massive stone Castello Quadrio that clearly lends its name to this bottle. The wine is lithe and delicate with softly delivered tones of wild berry, rose hip, spice and campfire ash. The wine slides over the palate with a silky, mid-weight texture and calls out for an outdoor seating of warm rosemary focaccia with speck and rucola. An ample 55,000 bottles were made."
  • Forbes Author: Aly Walansky
    Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020
    10 Perfect Wines and Spirits to Pair With Thanksgiving Dinner -- "Red wines that are approachable yet full of complexity are the best choices for a holiday dinner and this wine has aromas of raspberry, roses, and ends with a herbal note. Imagine how beautiful it will pair with that turkey!"
  • Score: 88 Points

    Wine Spectator Online Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020
    "A balanced, medium-bodied red, with light, creamy tannins and easy-drinking flavors of black cherry and raspberry fruit, dried thyme and citrus. Minerally finish. Nebbiolo and Merlot. Drink now. 10,000 cases made, 1,800 cases imported."

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