Etna Rosso 2019, SRC


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100% Nerello Mascalese

Drinking Window

Ready or ideal in 2023, drink by 2030




Try this wine with fresh ravioli with pumpkin, tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms or pulled pork. 

Regional Recipe

Winemaker Notes

SRC Vini is a relatively new venture, starting in 2013 on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily. Ranging in altitudes from 600-1000 meters above sea level, their vineyards are found on the north-west facing slopes of the volcano, on ancient, fertile lava flows. No chemicals or synthetic treatments are used at any stage, with the pure mountain air and mineral-rich land creating an incredibly rich, biodiverse environment supported by low intervention farming methods.

Their Etna Rosso 2019 is fermented with the skins, with indigenous yeasts in open tubs for around 15 days, followed by vinification in cement tanks. No added sulphites. Elegant and complex on the nose, with hints of cherry, blackberry, licorice and black pepper. Fresh and soft on the palate.

The Story

We had never heard of SRC, but a visit to the winery was highly recommended, so we decided to throw it on the list for the Sicily tour. Wow, were we happy we did!

Rori and Cinzia's wines literally had us making comparisons to Burgundy. Alberello was like a Chambolle-Musigny, Rivaggio a Gevrey-Chambertin and the Etna Rosso 2019 a village wine, perhaps from Pommard - lively, elegant and perfect expressions of their volcanic terroir.

SRC is essentially a shortened form of 'esserci' or 'to be here'. And that's what they stand for: showing up to their fullest in their land. Dedicated to working as naturally as possible (which is fairly easy in Etna), they are making some of the most expressive and unique wines we've ever tasted from Etna.

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