SRC – “Esserci” – To Be here. Meaning of the initials SRC of SRC Vini, which is based in Randazzo, Sicily, in the Calderara district. It was born in 2012 from an idea of Rori, Cinzia and Sandra, who have always been passionate about wine and in love with the territory of the north side of Etna, with the project of creating a wine that respects and reflects the territory of that fertile island called Sicily .
The work in the vineyard is limited to the essentials, the land is worked a maximum of twice a year, letting the wild herbs grow free and most of the work is done by hand. The treatments (sulfur, rock flour, propolis) are carried out only if strictly necessary and the same philosophy is also followed in the cellar, to be as little interventionist as possible on the wines. The lands extend for 12 hectares and see cultivated, as per the old peasant tradition, in addition to the vineyards of nerello mascalese, grenache, carricante, coda di volpe, Iinsolia and minnella, also olive groves and fruit trees. All set in the woods and surrounded by old dry stone walls.
Among the most representative are the white Pirao and the red Rivaggi , both from high-altitude districts in the Randazzo territories, and the red Alberello , from the Crasà district, all three from old vineyards capable of restoring a true cross-section of the territory. Starting from the 2018 vintage Rori, Cinzia and Sandra have decided to produce a second white, in the Enta appellation, a blend of different districts, and a fourth red wine, from a small parcel in the Barbabecchi district (in the municipality of Castiglione di Sicilia), waiting to be able to satisfy their great desire: a bubble from Nerello Mascalese. This is how they define wines that want to impose themselves on the territory because they want to be there.