RQ LIMITED EDITION WINES
We are Pleased to Announce this year’s Restricted Quantities 2017 (RQ) Program
Each year our Restricted Quantities brand offers craft winemakers the opportunity to make truly outstanding wines from grapes grown in world-renowned winemaking regions. This year we bring you “Le Chateau Noblesse” —crafted from the original noble grapes of France—these are classic wines worthy of the most discerning wine cellar.
Craft winemakers often seek out new wine experiences from regions around the world. But no matter what other wines we fall in love with, like old friends, we always go back to the original noble varieties of France: Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. Our Winemaking R&D Support –Rachel Kvas, has combined the best quality French grape musts with specialized yeasts, oak and grape skins to create these four French classic wines especially for our 2017 RQ program.
L’ÂGE DE L’ÉLÉGANCE – FRANCE CABERNET SAUVIGNON
Release: December 2016
Born of “accidental” breeding in 17th century France, L’âgede l’ Élégancehas inherited its flawless balance of subtlety and daring from its wildly rich parentage. Complex and concentrated with spice notes, red fruit and vanilla on the nose. This is a rich, full bodied wine with structured tannins and a long finish.
(medium oak, full bodied, dry)
L’ÂGE DE LA GRÂCE – FRANCE CHARDONNAY
Release: January 2017
Centuries old, cultivated by French monks, and named for the village of Chardonnay, L’âgede la Grace is a wine that is both simple and regal.
Densely textured with a steely mineralityand creamy mouthfeel. This is an unoaked Chardonnay with notes of citrus, honey and melon on the palate, finishing with crisp green apples.
(unoaked, medium bodied, dry)
L’ÂGE DU LUXE – FRANCE MERLOT
Release: February 2017
Named after the French bird Merlau, this late 17th century wine is the epitome of L’âgedu Luxe, known for being luxuriously ripe and soft.
Ruby red colourwith aromas of juicy blueberries and cherries on the nose. This luxurious wine features ripe cherries, blueberries, a touch of spice, and soft tannins on the palate.
(medium oak, medium bodied, dry)
L’ÂGE DE LA VAILLANCE – FRANCE SAUVIGNON BLANC
Release: March 2017
Named from the French word “sauvage”, meaning “wild”, this valiant vine once grew wild in France. L’âgede la Vaillanceis refreshingly crisp and dry.
Pale lemon colour with pronounced aromas of grapefruit, grass and gooseberries. This classic wine is dry yet invigorating, with flavours of citrus and grassy notes on the palate.
(unoaked, light bodied, dry