Paul Grieco of Terroir absolutely loves wine. He reminds us of a learned Bacchus—the Roman god of wine as scholar. In celebration of summer, Grieco is introducing a white wine of the week (say that eight times fast) at Terroir at The Porch—the open-air café serving wine, beer, and small plates on the High Line at West 15th Street.
The first featured wine is a 2012 Sauvignon blanc by Lieu Dit of Santa Ynez Valley, California. It is available through Friday, June 21, for $13 a glass and $52 a bottle. Grieco’s description of the vintage is as funny as it is rapturous, so we’re including the whole thing below:
Sauvignon Blanc, Lieu Dit, 2012, Santa Ynez Valley
100% Sauvignon blanc. While this grape juice hails from the sunny climes of southern California, its heart and soul reside in the Loire Valley of France. In the towns of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé, in the far eastern section of the Loire Valley, the Sauvignon blanc grape was born (we think). At the very least, it has found a very happy home in the limestone-dominated soils where its poignant fruit and piercing minerality slay every English knight who came in search of Joan of Arc. Back to our shores: Eric Railsback and Justin Willett have together crafted a new world version of this old world style that electrifies your soul . . . Balance, purity and elegance are their mantra—sort of like the High Line you are visiting now.
We’ll announce The Porch’s new wine of the week each Friday throughout the summer on our Facebook page, so prepare yourselves for several blissful weeks of white wine love.
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