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Nada Giuseppe, Treiso (Piemonte)

The Nada Guiseppe winery and vineyards are based in Treiso, one of the four villages where Barbaresco can legally be made. The estate comprises 9 hectares of vines and includes land in the highly regarded crus of Casot and Marcarini, much of which was bought from the grandfather of Angelo Gaja (they have the framed change in title deeds on the wall!). Indeed, the Casot vineyards are adjacent to those that are used in Gaja's Barbaresco.

The Nada family has been estate bottling since 1964, two years before the original DOC was granted to Barbaresco and in 1968 they built a new winery in the basement cut into the hill underneath their house in Marcarini which has been updated over the years to keep up with innovations although the family has retained its traditional approach to winemaking throughout using large, old barrels for ageing, for example. In 2008, Giuseppe and Nella Nada handed over the day-to-day running of the estate to their daughter Barbara and their young winemaker son, Enrico (pictured).

The flagship wines are the Barbarescos from Casot and, in particular, the Riserva but some good Langhe Nebbiolo is also made. The Barbaresco wines are attractive in their youth but can age effortlessly over 25 years or more.

Non-Nebbiolo wines are also made including probably the best Dolcetto we have ever tasted (others say the same too). There is also a very tasty white made from an intriguing blend of Arneis, Sauvignon Blanc, Favorita and Pinot Bianco grapes and, from the 2014 vintage, a Langhe Riesling which Enrico is deservedly pleased with. More...

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