SRC, Terre Siciliane Bianco 2020Regular price $40.00 Save $-40.00
Variety: Carricante and Grecanico
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 Bianco is made from the traditional Carricante with the addition of Grecanico (known as Garganega in northern Italy.) The vines are 50 to 70 years in age from black sandy soils on the north side of Etna. The winemaking is minimal, with the fruit undergoing 12 hours of maceration which is fairly common for these varieties. The lightly grippy tannin adds complexity while imparting texture and increasing its ageing potential.