SRC takes its name from the first initials of Rori, Cinzia, and daughter Sandra. When you say the letters in Italian you also get the phrase ‘eSseRCi’ meaning ‘we are here.’ SRC began in 2013 with 1ha in Contrada Crasà in the village of Solicchiata. The first three vintages were made in a garage near the vineyard. Since then they have steadily grown and acquired many small vineyards on the northern slopes of the Mount Etna, now totaling 18ha throughout Contradas Crasà, Calderara, Rivaggi, Pirao, Barbabecchi, & Rinazzo. Elevation from 600m to over 1000m featuring steep slopes and terraced vines from 60 years to over 100 years old. Everything is done biodynamically and concrete is favored in the winemaking and ageing process.
very rare, we couldn't even get a full case of this allocated release.
.3ha vineyard Contrada Rinazzo (that is only .74 acres!!) 60+ year old vines. volcanic sandy soils.
950m. 500 bottles produced. Delicious now or can be cellared for 8-12 years.
somewhere between a very elegant orange and a complex volcanic white. salinity, lemon zest, chopped Italian herbs, crushed volcanic rocks, high acidity, lighter end of medium bodied, long dry finish.
region: Mt Etna, Sicily, Itay
varietal: 90% Carricante, 10% Grecanico
style: volcanic white / elegant orange
farming/cellar: biodynamic, hand harvested, ambient yeast, fermentation in 500L oak barrels, 4-8 days of maceration, unfiltered, low so2