Domaine de L'Aqueduc is located in the Rhone Valley in the little town of Saint-Maximin, just outside of Uzes. It is in the middle of the magnificent terroirs of the Garrigue Gardoise. The winery produces rich, exceptional wines, made entirely within the domain, on 40 hectares of vines. Each wine from this domaine reflects its terroir and the uniqueness of its climate.
We're not really sure why they've named their cuvee "Three Old," since it's a blend of just two varietals. But with Grenache and Syrah of this caliber, we don't need anything else in the mix. The grapes for our selection were sourced from a south-facing vineyard with rocky, clay and limestone soil. This vintage was hand-picked, sorted and crushed, undergoing cold maceration for 48 hours, then fermentation for eight days.
An extremely food-friendly wine, our selection pairs nicely with firm cheeses such as cheddar and Gouda, light blues, or even a very strong, stinky cheese. It's also great with grilled steaks, roasts, and stews. Its versatility lends itself to other interesting choices like pork belly, chicken pot pie, tamales, and grilled vegetables. It's also excellent with Italian dishes like pizza, lasagna, and pasta with pesto or tomato sauce.
Locals enjoy this wine slightly chilled, with or without meals. This is a slightly sweet red wine with notes of ripe red fruits on a background of Asian spices.