Fiorenzo Nada

Location: Treiso, Barbaresco, Piedmont
Year Established: 1921
Size: 10 hectares
Varieties: Barbera, Dolcetto, Nebbiolo
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Vinification: Stainless steel (Dolcetto), older barrels and large botti (Barbera/Nebbiolo)

The Nada estate was established in 1921 when Carlo Nada planted vines on the property he had purchased on the hillside above Treiso, eventually making wine which he sold in bulk. His son Fiorenzo inherited a quarter of this land in the 1960s and began to sell the grapes, for which demand had grown significantly. In 1982, Fiorenzo’s son Bruno left his career as a teacher to return to the estate. He halted the grape sales and produced the first bottling under the label Fiorenzo Nada. Bruno’s son Danilo, born soon after, grew up on the estate and now leads it in partnership with his father.
The Nada family adheres to old traditional practices – they hoe by hand, and maintain the health and biodiversity of the soil through the use of cover crops with no use of herbicides or pesticides. Grapes are soft-pressed, then aged for long periods. The Dolcetto is vinified in stainless steel. The Barbera and Nebbiolo age for a year in old oak barrels, and the Barolo crus spend an additional two years in large botti.