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RQ20

RJS Craft Winemaking is proud to bring you a celebration of twenty years of the Restricted Quantities program by toasting the twenties! This year RQ puts on the ritz in celebration of twenty years of craft winemaking excellence. Immerse yourself in the splendor of Restricted Quantities’ roaring twenties premium collection. Craft and share the bee’s knees of wines from the renowned regions of Chile, Argentina, Spain and Australia.

THE DARB

Toast to the perfection of The Darb’s magnificent character, style and substance when you share the finery of this 2020 vintage. Subtle tannins and rich sophistication mingle throughout this gently layered Bonarda Syrah, truly marking it as the perfect blend.

ARGENTINA BONARDA SYRAH
Plump red plum and blueberry underlined with smoky notes on the palate.

Oak: Medium | Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium

Features
Yeast: LALVIN Bourgovin RC212
Grape Skins: 2 Packs of Dried
Oak: French and American Oak Chip Blend

Food Pairings
• Margherita Pizza
• Spaghetti Bolognese
• Braised Pork

Toast THE DARB in January 2020

THE CATERPILLAR’S KIMONO

Uncork the brilliance of RQ’s Macabeo and celebrate the light and lively layers of The Caterpillar’s Kimono. With its soft floral fragrance and golden elegance, this rare vintage is one of RQ 2020’s finest white varietals—A brilliant beauty.

SPAIN MACABEO
A fresh and lively wine with hints of citrus, green apple, stone fruit, and soft floral notes.

Oak: Unoaked | Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light

Features
Yeast: QA23

Food Pairings
• Fish Tacos
• Roasted Cauliflower
• Phyllo-wrapped Appetizers

Toast THE CATERPILLAR’S KIMONO in January 2020

THE CATERPILLAR’S KIMONO

Uncork the brilliance of RQ’s Macabeo and celebrate the light and lively layers of The Caterpillar’s Kimono. With its soft floral fragrance and golden elegance, this rare vintage is one of RQ 2020’s finest white varietals—A brilliant beauty.

SPAIN MACABEO
A fresh and lively wine with hints of citrus, green apple, stone fruit, and soft floral notes.

Oak: Unoaked | Sweetness: Dry | Body: Light

Features
Yeast: QA23

Food Pairings
• Fish Tacos
• Roasted Cauliflower
• Phyllo-wrapped Appetizers

Toast THE CATERPILLAR’S KIMONO in January 2020

THE BIG SHOT

Hit all the high notes with this top shelf varietal. The Big Shot is the one to please any crowd and thrill every audience. Get carried away by the sultry allure and deep rich tones of ruby red with this jazzed RQ 2020 vintage—the big shot in our quintet of all-star varietals.

CHILE CABERNET SAUVIGNON MERLOT
Ripe black currant and blackberry complemented by herbaceous tobacco and spice.

Oak: Medium | Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium

Features
Yeast: LALVIN Bourgovin RC 212
Grape Skins: 2 Packs of Dried
Oak: French and American Oak Chip Blend

Food Pairings
• Empanadas
• Angus Burgers
• Grilled Sausage

Toast THE BIG SHOT in February 2020

THE CAT’S MEOW

This magnificent vintage is the best of a Pinot Noir Shiraz. Discover heady spices in the layered, juicy nuances of this expertly blended wine. And raise a glass to the maven blend that celebrates all your glorious traditions and milestones. The Cat’s Meow: another crème de la crème of RQ’s 2020 premium collection.

AUSTRALIA PINOT NOIR SHIRAZ
Juicy red and dark fruits on the nose and palate with a hint of spice on the finish.

Oak: Medium | Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium

Features
Yeast: LALVIN Bourgovin RC 212
Grape Skins: 2 Packs of Dried
Oak: French (American Granular Oak Powder)

Food Pairings
• Charcuterie
• Goat Cheese
• Mushroom Tarts

Toast THE CAT’S MEOW in March 2020

THE CAT’S MEOW

This magnificent vintage is the best of a Pinot Noir Shiraz. Discover heady spices in the layered, juicy nuances of this expertly blended wine. And raise a glass to the maven blend that celebrates all your glorious traditions and milestones. The Cat’s Meow: another crème de la crème of RQ’s 2020 premium collection.

AUSTRALIA PINOT NOIR SHIRAZ
Juicy red and dark fruits on the nose and palate with a hint of spice on the finish.

Oak: Medium | Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium

Features
Yeast: LALVIN Bourgovin RC 212
Grape Skins: 2 Packs of Dried
Oak: French (American Granular Oak Powder)

Food Pairings
• Charcuterie
• Goat Cheese
• Mushroom Tarts

Toast THE CAT’S MEOW in March 2020

THE DEB

Introducing The Deb, the darling of RQ 2020’s five-star wines. Celebrate a unique and captivating vintage with this fragrant, easy-drinking Spanish Rosé. There will never be a shortage of requests for this debutante wine’s youthful charm and delicate elegance. Its destined to make a grand entrance this coming season.

SPAIN ROSÉ
Sun-ripened red berries, rhubarb, and a floral hint of rose.

Oak: Unoaked | Sweetness: Dry | Body: Medium

Features
Yeast: LALVIN Bourgovin RC212

Food Pairings
• Bruschetta
• Spring Vegetable Quiche
• Strawberry Spinach Salad

Toast THE DEB in April 2020

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.

QA23

This yeast Originating from the VinhosVerde region of Portugal, the QA23 was selected for enhancing the flavors and aromas of grapes utilized in the production of premium white wines. Recommended for styles such as, Chardonnay, Sauvignon blanc, Chenin Blanc, Colombardand Semillon, the QA23 produces fresh, fruity and clean 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

Showcasing our magnificent RQ20 wine collection with premium, custom designed labels are likened to labels found in commercial wines.  Each wine has its own personality that is representative of the 1920’s era.  Our 2020 RQ wines are charming and glamourous!

Contact your RJS Craft Winemaking Store today to reserve your RQ 2020 wine kit.

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