: "Rich, with a base note of tarry smoke, this remains elegant and medium-bodied overall, showing mouthwatering acidity and fine integration. Dried mint and thyme aromatics lace the dried strawberry and cherry fruit, offset with star anise and beef bouillon details. Offers a lightly chewy finish. Drink now through 2024." Dec 2014
: "This wine takes its name from the XVth century castle, Castello Quadrio di Chiuro (headquarters of the Nino Negri cellars since 1897), that belonged to Stefano Quadrio, governor of Valtellina in the XVth century.
On the occasion of the extensive restoration of the fifteenth-century Castello Quadrio, Nino Negri wanted to celebrate the event with a wine of the same name, produced from grapes from the best Valtellina Superiore vineyards. Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) grapes are vinified on their skins along with a small amount of Merlot with medium length maceration. Following a short period in steel, the new wine ages for 18 months in 32-57 hectolitre French oak casks.
Dark garnet red in colour, this wine offers very pronounced, ethereal aromas with delicate notes of berry fruit, a grassy nuance and sensations of raspberry jam, rose and violet. The palate is dry, full and vigorous with elegant tannins and a long, lingering finish."
||90% Nebbiolo - 10% Merlot.
|| 18 months in French oak casks