RJS Craft Winemaking Restricted Quantities Wines

Restricted Quantities (RQ) Wines

Four Exciting New Restricted Quantities Wines Coming Your Way Soon. Reserve Yours Now!

Each year RJS Craft Winemaking offers craft winemakers the opportunity to make truly outstanding wines from grapes grown in world-renowned winemaking regions. These distinctive wines are available for a limited time and are released under their Restricted Quantities (RQ) brand.

Restricted Quantities (RQ) Presents The Gold Standard Collection

Each year our RQ wines are released to great anticipation and excitement. Many of the best go on to win awards in winemaking competitions. Our loyal customers remember their favourites and request we bring them back again to restock their cellars.

Restricted Quantities 2018 program brings you four of our finest award-winning wines, released exclusively in The Gold Standard Collection: Australia Shiraz Viognier, Chile Carménère, Spain Tempranillo, Germany Riesling.

These distinguished wines set a gold standard for elegance, ageability and finesse—a true celebration of excellence in craft winemaking. Reserve a Gold Standard. Create a Gold Standard. Set the Gold Standard.

December 2017 Release

TRIUMPH–Australian Shiraz Viognier with GenuWine™ Grape Skins

The practice of blending Shiraz (a red wine grape called Syrah in France) with Viognier (a white wine grape) began because these two grapes grow alongside each other in the Northern Rhône Valley of France, their original home. Rhône winemakers often ferment the grapes together and, under French law, are allowed to blend up to 20 percent Viognier into their red wines. Because Viognier brings an aromatic boost to the wine, this practice has become popular in other countries as well, especially Australia. In fact, Australia has long been renowned as a great producer of Shiraz wines. Some of the most prized are blended with Viognier for a full-bodied wine bursting with floral and fruit aromatics.

Australia Shiraz Viognier is stylish yet refined. It is lush with a tapestry of smooth tannins and succulent dried fruits, vanilla and black pepper. Oak: Heavy, Body: Full, Sweetness: Dry

January 2018 Release

PRESTIGE–Chile Carménère with GenuWine™ Grape Skins

Carménère is considered the national grape of Chile. Like many of the world’s leading grapes, it was born in the French wine region of Bordeaux. The grape was finicky in the French climate, and often had difficulties ripening. When the Phylloxera plague of 1857 wiped out most of Europe’s vineyards, Carménère was considered extinct. Luckily, before Phylloxera hit Europe, a few Carménère cuttings had been exported to Chile, whose wine region was just getting started. The vines flourished in the drier climate and were soon growing in most Chilean wine regions. But, up until 20 years ago, it was often mistaken for Merlot, despite the different appearance in the vineyard and distinct taste in the glass.

Opulent and rich, Carménère boasts the luscious flavours of red cherries and berries, with hints of spice and leather enhanced with robust tannins. Oak: Medium, Body: Medium, Sweetness: Dry

February 2018 Release

EMINENCE–Spain Tempranillo with GenuWine™ Grape Skins

Tempranillo is the signature wine grape in its native home of Spain, where they have been making it into wine for over 2,000 years. In all great Spanish wine regions, from Rioja, Navarra, Ribera del Duero through to Toro, La Mancha and Penedès, it is the defining grape of the best red wines.The name Tempranillo is derived from the word temprano, which in Spanish means “early”, because it’s considered an early ripener among Spain’s red wine grapes. It was traditionally cultivated as a low bush vine dotting the Spanish landscape, but with modern viticultural practices, this is now changing. When Tempranillo is grown, with care, in the right spots, it produces extremely long-lived and deliciously fruity wines.

Sourced from native Spain, Tempranillo adds panache to any cellar. It skillfully balances fresh berries with savory notes of pepper and smoke. Oak: Heavy, Body: Medium, Sweetness: Dry

March 2018 Release

VIRTUE–German Riesling

Riesling is an aromatic white wine grape variety that originated in the Rhine region of Germany, where it is still the most planted grape variety, grown throughout the country. In Germany’s most famous winemaking region, the Mosel, it makes up a whopping 60% of total plantings. While it is now also grown in almost every cool wine making region in the world, German Rieslings are still considered amongst the finest. In the best vintages, German Rieslings are prized by wine collectors the world over. Riesling typically displays flowery, almost perfumed, aromas as well as high acidity. Because of this hallmark acidity, it can be used to make dry, semi-sweet and sweet wines.

From renowned German vineyards, this Riesling is captivating and complex. Crisp flavours of honey, peach, and lemon finish with a lingering minerality. Oak: Unoaked, Body: Medium, Sweetness: Off-Dry

By Reservation Only

RQs are made on demand and will not be available after the reservation deadline on October 20, 2017. Reserve yours now!

Use the form below to reserve your RQs now or call
St. John's location at 709-754-4090
Mount Pearl location at 709-745-1140.
Or email rq@brewerylane.com

All RQs contain 18 litres of premium grape juice and will make up to 30 x 750 ml bottles of wine. They're ready to bottle in approximately 8 weeks from start. They come with professional designer labels and matching tops that will give you great pride when you serve your wines to your family and friends. This is a reservation form only. No down payment required. You pay for your RQ's when you pick them up.

RQ wines are manufactured on demand and are available by reservation only. RQ kits are $155 each which includes labels, FREE corks and FREE shrink tops. Your RQ wines are also eligible for BLC credits which gives you a 10% rebate on all purchases. Reservation deadline is October 20, 2017.

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