Episode 289 of I’ll Drink to That has been posted, and it features Danilo Nada, who works with his father Bruno at Nada Fiorenzo in the Treiso area of Barbaresco.
When it comes to Barolo there is some awareness in the market that Serralunga is different from La Morra, and that both are different than Verduno. But in Barbaresco the tendency is to lump everything together, and think just Barbaresco, forgetting Treiso and Neive. However, those areas possess significant differences. One of the people who can explain those differences well is Danilo Nada. Danilo is a former sommelier, and despite his young age he brings a lot of tasting experience to his work with his father at Nada Fiorenzo. Indeed, this has become a producer to watch from an area where the tendency amongst consumers is to default to the (excellent) cooperative. Curious what else is out there amongst the terroirs and overachievers in the Barbaresco zone? This is a good episode to listen to if you’d like to launch an exploration.
This episode also includes a Warm Up from Erin all about Nebbiolo.
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