INFERNO Valtellina Superiore DOCG

INFERNO Valtellina Superiore DOCG

INFERNO Valtellina Superiore DOCG

Inferno is the smallest of the four Valtellina Superiore DOCG subzones, with 48 hectares (11 managed directly by Nino Negri with the Calvario, Sopragironi, Sottogironi, Ca’Rossa, Mazzucchi, Paradiso, and Runch crus) on the slopes of the Rhaetian Alps, along the right bank of the River Adda, in the municipalities of Poggiridenti and Tresivio in the province of Sondrio. Its name is derived from the steep slopes and the high summer temperatures caused by the sun reflected off the rock. “Bacchus’ Paradise is that red Inferno of embers and flames, with a scent infused with plums and blackberries, which is preferable to Paradise”, Abbot Morelli wrote in his short poem entitled “Dionisos”. Negri started producing Inferno in 1945.

Region

Lombardia

Designation

DOCG

Variety

Chiavennasca (nebbiolo)

Colour

Red

Type

Still Wine

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