SRC, Etna Rosato 2020Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Nerello Mascalese, Nerello Cappuccio, Carricante, & Minnella
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.
This rosato is completed with the lesser popular rose method of blending both red and white varieties together to make this saturated rose. The wine better represents Etna than any other style due to it bringing all those varieties together. The vines on the north side of Etna are fairly old for what might be used for a rose, but then again, SRC is not your typical winemaker. The ageing takes place over ten months, which is a lengthy time for a rose.