SRC, 'Alberello' Etna Rosso 2019Regular price $62.00 Save $-62.00
Variety: Nerello Mascalese
SRC is a small family operation that started in just 2013. Amazingly, the wines are low-production and have just recently become available here in Ohio. It is the force of husband and wife duo, Rori and Cinzia, as well as their daughter, Sandra. This is how SRC gets its name—an acronym of all their names. The project began as a small plot of land of just 0.5 hectares that Rori purchased as a surprise for Cinzia, one that went over rather well as the family continued acquiring land. The identity of Etna comes through in each of SRC’s wines where they showcase the ancient low-yielding vines, the volcanic soils, and the charming Mediterranean spirit. The family uses a careful hand in the cellar, allowing the fruit to shine—no sulfur and minimal oak ageing. We agree with many who say these wines are truly representative of their sense of place more so than any other place in the world.
“Alberello” is the name of this site boasting vines up to 100 years old that never saw phylloxera. The vines are home to softer volcanic ash on this part of the volcano allowing for a softer and intensely aromatic wine showcasing the real charm of Nerello Mascalese. The juice ages in concrete for twelve months, allowing the Albello’s purity to really shine.