OUR WINES

TERROIR LIST

The world of wine today is in a very dynamic state. Alongside the older generation, new winemakers are bringing a tidal wave of high quality
vineyard management techniques and revolutionary, winemaking skills. On this journey of mine, in my quest for oenological truth, I have learnt this one fundamental – there are two kinds of wine – the one’s which you like and the one’s which you don’t. There’s wine and then there’s wine!

For me the most important aspect about a wine are the people behind it. These are farmers, winemakers and owners who have dedicated their lives to produce exceptional wine. All of them practise organic and biodynamic methods in the vineyard, with minimal intervention in the vinification process, allowing nature to do its job and conserving the land’s original properties.

‘Terroid is something which is at the core of how I approach my wines. What does terroir mean? Most simply, when you drink wine, you should be able to taste the land from where it comes from.

I am very excited to have curated thirsty city 127’s wine-list. This list changes seasonally and all our wines are served by the glass. I encourage you to experiment and try something new, and remember behind every glass there is a person and her or his story I would like to thank my mentors Dennis Kelly MS, Alan Murray MS, Jim Rollston MS, Rajat Parr, Fred Dame MS.

Vishvas Sidana
Certified Sommelier, Court of Master Sommeliers Americas

VINCENT GIRARDIN

2014 Vincent Girardin, Cuvée Saint Vincent, Bourgogne Blanc

Vincent Girardin, son of a family of wine growers based in Santenay, France since the 17th century, decided to strike out on his own at the young age of 19 and began producing wine from two hectares of vines that he had inherited from his parents. To obtain the best possible quality, vinification and farming is done as naturally as possible, respecting organic and biodynamic practices.

PHILIPPE PROST

2014 Domaine Bouchard Pere & Fils Bourgogne ‘La Vignée’ Chardonnay

Philippe Prost, who arrived at Bouchard Père & Fils immediately after completing his viticulture and oenology studies, is now a pillar of the estate. In each vintage he patiently sculpts his wines as an artist polishes his work of art, looking for texture, balance, elegance while keeping the identity of each terroir.

NIK WEIS

2015 St. Urbans-Hof, QBA, Riesling “Old Vines”

Nik Weis, a third generation wine maker has reshaped St. Urbans-hof into one of the ‘hottest’ wineries in Mosel, Germany. Using only the oldest estate vineyards, Nik has crafted an even better quality Estate Riesling where all the grapes used are from two vineyard parcels 60 years of age and older.

DIDIER SÉGUIER

2015 Domaine William Fevre Chablis

Didier Séguier, from the Bordeaux region, knew from when he was very young that he wanted to become a wine maker. In 1992, he joined Bouchard Père & Fils in Beaune, France, as assistant to the wine maker Philippe Prost. During his six years this keen cyclist and golfer learnt how to put his endurance and perfection to work. He and his team have elevated Domaine William Fevre, given it a style and an identity that now place it among the best references for a Chablis.

MICHAEL HONIG

2015 Honig Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc

At the age of 22, Michael Honig took over his struggling family vineyard and winery. With an old meat locker for an office, a shoe-box marked “Misc” for an accounting system, and without any formal training, he began canvassing the streets of San Francisco, selling wine and delivering it himself. A leader in sustainable farming, he chaired the first California initiative to develop a “Code of Sustainable Wine growing Practices,” a voluntary program that establishing statewide guidelines for sustainable farming and wine making.

LUCA CURRADO

2015 Vietti, Barbera D’ Alba, Tre Vigne

A trained oenologist, Alfredo Currado took over as winemaker in 1960 after the death of his father-in-law, Mario Vietti whose winery can trace its roots to the 19th century. Today, Alfredo’s 41-year-old son, Luca Currado, continues making some of the best Barolos and Barberas around. Luca has always given Barbera the respect it deserves, not treating it as a second-class citizen. Vietti is regarded as one of the best—if not the best—producers of Barbera.

MARC DE GRAZIA

2016 Tenuta Delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso

Marc de Grazia is the owner and founder of Tenuta Delle Terre Nere and considered by many to be the pioneer in putting the region of Etna, Italy on the world wine map. He was the driving force behind convincing the Italian wine industry the value of demarcating the Contrada (city subdivision) within their wine producing areas. He began his efforts in 2002 and today there is not a single reputable producer that doesn’t distinguish their best wines by displaying the Contrada sourced from on their label. Production is simple, classic, and Burgundian in style: the grapes are grown organically, using only bordelaise mixture and organic fertilisation – mostly dung.

ALWIN & STEFANIE JURTSCHITSCH

2015 Weingut Jurtschitsch GrüVe

Alwin and Stefanie’s historic Kamptal winery dates back to the 16th century, making it one of Austria’s oldest estates. The Jurtschitsch family bought the property in 1868 and in 2006 Alwin and his wife Stefanie took over and have taken the winery from strength to strength ever since. Their first step was to move to organic farming and place sustainability and site expression at the heart of their wine making practice. The wines are bottled without filtration and with minimal sulphuring.

LOUIS BARRUOL

2014 Saint Cosme, Gigondas

In 1992, at age 23, Louis Barruol while persuing his MBA in Paris, decided to return home to Gigondas after his father, Henri, who had managed their family winery, Château de St.-Cosme, suffered a stroke and could no longer do the job. The economy was in a slump and prices for bulk wines like the ones St.-Cosme produced had crashed. Fast-forward to 2013, Louis is proud of having transformed St.-Cosme from an anonymous bulk-wine source to the top winery in Gigondas, France and arguably into one of the best estates in the Southern Rhône Valley.

LAPO MAZZEI & FAMILY

2016 Fonterutoli Chianti Classico

For more than six hundred years, the Mazzei family produced unique wines with spirit and passion, which has strengthened generation after generation. Fonterutoli follows the simple philosophy of promoting local vine varieties as an expression of the identity of the region, in respect to diversity and nature, via sustainable agriculture and improvements. Mindful of the delicate hydro-geologic balance, in order to prevent soil erosion and maximize water reserves in the region. All of this in order to be able to hand the land intact to future generations.

ANGELO GAJA & FAMILY

2015 Gaja Ca’Marcanda Promis Toscana IGT

Angelo Gaja has been a revolutionary in his wine making approach that put the Italian Barbaresco on the premium world wine map. First, he convinced his father not to buy grapes from other growers and only make wines from the family’s estates, then he lowered the vineyards’ yields and bottled first single cru Barbaresco. Gaja celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2009 – having been founded with only five acres by Giovanni Gaja, whose ancestors originally came from Spain in the 17th Century – it is now run by the fifth generation of the family.