This year RQ puts on the RITZ in celebration of twenty years of craft winemaking excellence.
A toast, to a roaring twenties.
The Darb “a great person or thing”
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.
Arrives January 2020
Argentina Bonarda Syrah • Argentina – 5th largest wine producer globally • Blend of a known variety (Syrah) and something new to RQ program (distinguished or up and coming for excitement) • Bonarda • Medium bodied, “juicy”, refreshing, bright red berry fruit character • Grown in Argentina - 2nd only to Malbec, actually “Douce Noir” and distinct from versions in Italy and California (Charbono) • Brings freshness, red fruit aromas, colour and refreshing acidity to the blend • Syrah • Brings black fruit and spice aromas as well as body to the blend Argentina Bonarda Syrah Plump red plum and blueberry underlined with smoky notes on the palate.
Features Food Pairings • Margherita pizza • Spaghetti Bolognese • Braised pork Oak: Medium - Body: Medium - Sweetness: Dry
The Caterpillar’s Kimono “the be all and end all” or “most divine”
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.
Arrives January 2020
Spanish Macabeo • Spain is the fastest growing old world country - growth rate 2.3% • Macabeo – an out of the ordinary varietal wine aligned with this trend • Proven track record and new opportunity • Traditional in Rioja DOa white blends (Viura) • Traditional in Cava DO (traditional method sparkling) • Spain has reinvented their whites with improvements in grape handling and vinification techniques to produce earlier drinking, refreshing, youthful whites Spanish Macabeo A fresh and lively wine with hints of citrus, green apple, stone fruit, and soft floral notes. Features Food Pairings • Fish tacos • Roasted cauliflower • Phyllo-wrapped appetizers Oak: Unoaked - Body: Light - Sweetness: Dry
The Big Shot “the top dog”
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.
Arrives February 2020
Chile Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot • Ripe blackcurrant and blackberry complemented by herbaceous, tobacco and spice • An ode to the tradition of blending • Classic Bordeaux/Meritage blend – structured (acid, tannin) for excellent food pairing yet fruity enough for sipping • Chilean sourcing suggests a fruit forward style • Robust red with some complexity
Features Food Pairings • Empanadas • Angus burgers • Grilled sausage Oak: Medium - Body: Medium - Sweetness: Dry
The Cat’s Meow “the best” or “the cream at the top”
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.
Arrives March 2020
Australian Pinot Noir Shiraz • Unique blend of two well known varieties – better together! • Combination is popular in Australia at the moment - the duo is making a comeback • Pinot Noir • Refreshing acidity, red fruit – cherry, cranberry, red currant, floral – violets, savoury/vegetal and ‘animal’ • Elegant, silky tannins • Aussie Shiraz • Full bodied, ripe style with higher tannin and deeper colour • Combination makes a full bodied, ripe style with some vibrant, fresh character and more approachable, earlier drinking tannins
Australian Pinot Noir Shiraz Juicy red and dark fruits on the nose and palate with a hint of spice on the finish.
Features Food Pairings • Charcuterie • Goat cheese • Mushroom tarts Oak: Medium - Body: Medium - Sweetness: Dry
“the debutante - the coming out of a young socialite”
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.
Arrives April 2020
Spanish Rosé • Sun ripened red berries, rhubarb, and a floral hint of rose. • Spanish wine on trend • The phrase “Rosé all day” is a global phenomenon! • Garnacha • basis for well known rose from Navara DO (Spain) • Grenache (France) - Tavel and Cotes de Provence ACs • Late ripening, suits warmer climates • Popular style – Pale pink, red fruit, moderate acid • Aromas and flavours of strawberry and raspberry
Features Food Pairings • Bruschetta • Spring vegetable quiche • Strawberry spinach salad Oak: Unoaked - Body: Medium - Sweetness: Dry
Come in or call to order pay for them as they arrive $175.00 each
PRE-ORDER BY NOVEMBER 8th ORDER 1 OR ORDER ALL 5
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