This wine owes its name to the 15th century fortified palace called "Castello Quadrio di Chiuro", home of the Nino Negri winery, built for Stefano Quadrio, governor of Valtellina in the 15th century. The wine represents a perfect marriage between the austerity of Nebbiolo and the international touch of Merlot. The Merlot cultivated on the terraces in Valtellina is characterised by very sweet fruity notes and soft, velvety tannins that manage to soften the Nebbiolo, providing a different expression of Valtellina Superiore characterised by its immediacy and drinkability.
Garnet colour with ruby hues; fine expression of berry fruits, with balsamic notes and raspberry jam, rose and violet aromas. Full, dry, vigorous palate with elegant tannins.
Game, roast red meats, mature cheeses.
Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) e Merlot.
The Valtellina Superiore vineyards, on the slopes of the Rhaetian Alps, along the right bank of the River Adda.