While the vineyard site has changed hands within the de la Roque family since the 13th century, this Languedoc winery undoubtedly remains one of the oldest family-run vineyards in all of France. For those unfamiliar with the wines of the Languedoc, the A.O.C. shares the same red grape varieties as much of the Rhône: Mourvédre, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Carignan. This particular wine is mostly Grenache blended with smaller quantities of Syrah and Mourvédre. The chewy, dark red fruit of this wine is heightened by its fermentation in cement tanks and thanks to this lack of oak aging, this wine remains delicate and lively vintage after vintage. Whether you’re looking for a pairing for spicy chicken tacos or a rib eye steak, this surprisingly versatile red fits the bill. Finding any wine imported by the legendary Kermit Lynch is a challenge in many stores, but a Kermit Lynch import under $20 is a particular rarity in 2017. Grab a bottle while you can!
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What People Are Saying
There are lots of wine stores in the neighborhood and if you tend to drink the same kinds of wine all the time, there are other stores that might be more to your liking. But if you want to explore the world of wine – really get to know the multitude of wine regions and get exposed to different grapes and truly small, artisanal producers – Amsterdam Wine Co can take you on an amazing journey. Thank you, Amsterdam!
- Lisa T.
After spending most of my nights selling wine to locals and tourists alike, it’s a relief to be able to walk into a local wine store that can give back that same level of attention and passion. Amsterdam Wine Co. will always be my go to spot on the Upper West Side for a great conversation and that perfect bottle of wine.
- Tim Rawding – Sommelier, Bar Boulud/Boulud Sud
I like wine but I don’t have the budget to drink great wines as often as I’d like. The selection at Amsterdam Wine Co. is so well chosen that I feel like I’m always drinking above my means. Great addition to the neighborhood.
- Rachel R.
We strive to always give our customers a bottle they will like and come back for. Our expert staff is trained to ask each and every person a series of questions that will help us pinpoint individual tastes.
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