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Marche Sangiovese

Mojo comes from the vineyarsds of Cantina Colli Ripani located high in the mountains of southern Marche overlooking the Adriatic Sea.  With the ideal exposure to the sun and the backdrop of the Apennine Mountains, this area has a historical predilection to red grape varietals and is rich with such native varietals as Sangiovese and Montepulciano. The Cantina was established in 1969 by a group of 150 farmers that were tired of accepting the oppressive conditions of the local private wine firms that bought their grapes; they also wanted to safeguard and improve their own wine production.  After several bureaucratic and economic problems their first wine production from the grapes of the members was in 1977.  Since then the winery has constantly grown and developed and today has 450 members. With the reduction of the yield per hectar and reorganization of the vineyards in order to produce the finest grapes, accurate selection of the best grapes at harvest, new and modern winemaking technology and techniques, aging in oak and barriques  and with wise and precise marketing, the winery has grown into a successful and sophisticated enterprise recognized as a producer of high quality wines.  In the beginning they sold almost their entire production in bulk, but today they have grown to the point of supplying wine shops and restaurants throughout Italy with their beautiful wines, as well as export to the US, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, Japan and China.

           Mojo is made from 100% Sangiovese grapes that are hand-picked about the 15th-20th of October and the clusters carefully sorted.  Maceration takes place on the skins for 8/10 days at a controlled temperature that doesn’t exceed 28ºC, and racking off and completion of the fermentation is done in stainless steel vats for at least 30 days. Refinement continues in stainless for a minimum of 6 months followed by an additional 3 months in the bottle.

           The result is a beautiful ruby red wine with an intense and persistent aroma of mature fruit, spices, and licorice.  The taste is full, robust and persistent, with perfectly balanced tannins, warm, soft and aromatic. A fine complement to read roasted meats, game and season cheeses.  Serve at room temperature.