Antonio Galloni: “Bruno Nada one of the most underrated growers in Piedmont.”

Above: Bruno Nada, son of Fiorenzo Nada, founder of the Fiorenzo Nada winery.

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“Bruno Nada is one of the most underrated and overlooked growers in Piedmont,” wrote Antonio Galloni, one of the world’s most respected authorities on the wines of Piedmont.

“His are among the few wines that actually deliver on the vision so strongly advocated by the modern school in Piedmont, which is to say wines that drink well early and age. Recently, Bruno Nada has been joined by his son Danilo, ensuring what I hope will eventually be a smooth transition to the next generation. Nada’s 2009 Barbareschi had only been bottled ten days before this tasting, so readers should keep that in mind when perusing these notes.”

Below, please find some of his scores and tasting notes for the wines of Nada Fiorenzo.

Fiorenzo Nada 2009 Langhe Rosso Seifile
93+ points

The estate’s 2009 Seifile, an old-vine Barbera/Nebbiolo blend, comes across as quite silky and polished. It is the least expressive of Nada’s 2009s, almost certainly because of its recent bottling. Although the fruit is a bit subdued at this stage, the wine’s minerality and overall balance are impossible to miss. The huge, textured finish bodes well for the future. Nada gave the 2009 16 months in French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.

—Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate)

Fiorenzo Nada 2009 Barbaresco Rombone
94 points

The 2009 Barbaresco Rombone is bursting at the seams with textural elegance and finesse. Sweet red cherries, mint, flowers and tobacco all take shape in this arresting, voluptuous Barbaresco. The Rombone is another wine that captures the best attributes of the vintage. Layers of dark fruit, menthol and sweet spices wrap around the lush, full-bodied finish. The Rombone spent one year in barrique and another in cask. This is a true stand-out in a vintage full of inconsistent wines. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2024.

—Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate)

Fiorenzo Nada 2010 Barbaresco Rombone
92 points

Boasting bright energy and a youthful personality, the 2010 Barbaresco Rombone hails from a cru that is very much identified with the greater Nada family of Treiso. This Barbaresco shows a great sense of inner structure and intensity with defined berry tones followed by ethereal notes of cola, dried ginger, crushed flowers and grilled herbs. It shows a good level of drinkability now that will only improve with time. Rombone shows the structure for long aging. Drink: 2016-2027.

—Monica Larner (Wine Advocate)

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