Nino Negri Valtellina 2015. Quadrio, Superiore, Nebbiolo-Merlot, This round and harmonious red offers flavors of plum, wild cherry, thyme and citrus, ending firm and chewy on the spiced finish. 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. 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.