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RQ 2019

RJS Craft Winemaking is proud to bring you a thrilling new adventure in wine this year through our Restricted Quantities program entitled, 4Fugitives. Featuring four notoriously great wines. Fill the cellar. Fill the glasses. Here’s to the most notorious collection of wine yet!

Each fugitive hails from their wine’s country of origin – offering the personification of each grape’s unique character with that of their fugitive. Winemakers will also enjoy the notorious characters born of these regions and their stories.

THE CHASE BEGINS 12/2018

JOAQUIN MURRIETA

Revel in layer upon layer of surprise in this Chile Cabernet Merlot Syrah. Enticing hints of smoke and luscious qualities are intricately woven into this wine’s darkly exotic character.

Chile Cabernet Merlot Syrah
This full-bodied dry wine presents aromas of juicy blackberries, cassis, mocha and spices. On the palate, it showcases polished tannins and a smooth finish

Oak: Medium | Body: Full | Sweetness: Dry

Features
Yeast: LALVIN Bourgovin RC212
Grape Skins: Dried
Oak: French

Food Pairings
• Beef Empanadas
• Rack of lamb with chimichurri sauce
• Flank steak with balsamic glazed grilled vegetables

Capture this intensely surprising wine December 2018.

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NED KELLY

This wine’s balanced, easy-going relationship of subtlety and freshness harmonize with the complexities of its unwitting armour-wielding fugitive.

Australia Chardonnay Semillon
This dry wine features refreshing aromas of white flowers, golden delicious apples, lemon custard, and vanilla. Enjoy freshness on the palate, with a touch of oaky flavours.

Oak: Light | Body: Medium | Sweetness: Dry

Features
Yeast: LALVIN ICV-D47
Oak: French

Food Pairings
• Salmon burgers
• White fish fritters
• Cheese gougères

Capture this masterfully crafty wine January 2019.

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NED KELLY

This wine’s balanced, easy-going relationship of subtlety and freshness harmonize with the complexities of its unwitting armour-wielding fugitive.

Australia Chardonnay Semillon
This dry wine features refreshing aromas of white flowers, golden delicious apples, lemon custard, and vanilla. Enjoy freshness on the palate, with a touch of oaky flavours.

Oak: Light | Body: Medium | Sweetness: Dry

Features
Yeast: LALVIN ICV-D47
Oak: French

Food Pairings
• Salmon burgers
• White fish fritters
• Cheese gougères

Capture this masterfully crafty wine January 2019.

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ENRICO ALFANO

A unified transparency and delicate appeal that collaborates well with its robust and hearty counterparts. These are the true markers of both a leader and a great wine!

Italy Nebbiolo
Featuring aromas of black cherries, dark berries, dried pink and purple flowers, and spices – this dry wine will be the perfect complement to your meaty dishes! It offers a broad texture, as well as polished tannins on the palate.

Oak: Light | Body: Full | Sweetness: Dry

Features
Yeast: Bourgovin RC 212
Grape Skins: Dried
Oak: Medium Toast American
Other: Elderflower

Food Pairings
• Braised beef cheeks with garlic infused mash potatoes
• Lasagna Bolognese
• Rigatoni alla Norma

Capture a boldly defiant wine February 2019.

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JOSÉ ULLOA NAVARRO

Harrowing wildly juicy tales, like Navarro this wine will entrance and entice the palate with a voluptuous headiness and earthy appeal that will have your glasses raised!

Spain Monastrell
This dry wine unveils aromas of black and red berries, black pepper and spices from oak. On the palate, it presents woody flavours and polished tannins for a bold finish.

Oak: Heavy | Body: Full | Sweetness: Dry

Features
Yeast: LALVIN Bourgovin RC212
Grape skins: Dried
Oak: French & Medium Toast American

Food Pairings
• Braised beef short ribs with a creamy polenta
• Veal with mushroom sauce
• Veggie burger with aioli and caramelized onions

Capture this infinitely smooth wine March 2019.

Wine Kit Instructions

JOSÉ ULLOA NAVARRO

Harrowing wildly juicy tales, like Navarro this wine will entrance and entice the palate with a voluptuous headiness and earthy appeal that will have your glasses raised!

Spain Monastrell
This dry wine unveils aromas of black and red berries, black pepper and spices from oak. On the palate, it presents woody flavours and polished tannins for a bold finish.

Oak: Heavy | Body: Full | Sweetness: Dry

Features
Yeast: LALVIN Bourgovin RC212
Grape skins: Dried
Oak: French & Medium Toast American

Food Pairings
• Braised beef short ribs with a creamy polenta
• Veal with mushroom sauce
• Veggie burger with aioli and caramelized onions

Capture this infinitely smooth wine March 2019.

Wine Kit Instructions

Varietal Enhancing Yeasts in RQ 2019 Kits

Crafting flavourful wine requires the highest quality must. In addition, using the right yeast is essential to enhance the wine’s complexity. During fermentation, yeast produce small amounts of volatile compounds that contribute characteristics to a wine’s aromas and flavours. Some of the most important flavour compounds are called esters, aldehydes and ketones. Advances in the understanding how yeast control the formation of these aroma compounds has lead to the development of yeast strains which can alter or emphasize various aromatic notes in the wine.

Bourgovin RC 212

This yeast was specifically developed in Burgundy, France for red wine fermentations to enhance varietal character by emphasizing ripe berry and fruit aromas. It also promotes good colour stability and extraction.

ICV-D47

This yeast is a Côtes-du-Rhône isolate for the production of complex whites with citrus and floral notes, and for full-bodied, barrel fermented Chardonnay and other white varietals. When left on lees, ripe, spicy aromas with tropical and citrus notes are developed. It is a high polysaccharide producer known to accentuate fruit characteristics and bring volume and complexity to white wines.

Oak

French Oak
Wine is aged together with wood to enhance the flavour, aroma and complexity of the wine through the extraction of substances from the wood into the wine. When compared to American oak, French oak imparts subtler flavours and firmer, but silkier tannins which is ideal for lighter wines. French oak contributes flavours such as cigar box, cinnamon, and coffee.

American Oak
American oak is used by many winemakers for the aromatic sweetness it contributes to the wine. On the palate, American oak provides a tannin structure that accentuates the fruit on the mid palate, while on the nose it will contribute aromas of cedar, sweet spices, mocha, and coconut.

Dried Grape Skins

The GenuWine Winery Grape Skins included in our three red wine kits are made through a patented process of gently drying crushed whole grape skins to retain original colour and nutritional integrity. The skins are processed to maximize colour and flavour extraction so that all their goodness can be extracted in a five or six day fermentation period. Grape skins will add smooth tannins, robust colour, and rich aromas to your red wines, making them more complex and fuller-bodied. These bigger, bolder red wines will drink well while young, but the goodness from the skins will also continue to enhance the flavour of the wine when aged.

Premium Labels

We showcase our notorious RQ 2019 wine collection with premium, custom designed labels. Each wine is represented by a fugitive native to the region the grape juice was sourced from.

Our 2019 RQ wines are sure to turn heads with their unique look –capture your favourite(s) before they’re gone! Contact your RJS Craft Winemaking Store today to reserve your RQ 2019 wine kit.

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