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ROJO MOJO SHIRAZ

Varietal: 100% Syrah dry grown on red-brown sandy clay rich in limestone and chalk
D.O. La Mancha
Winery: Bodegas Lozano
Total Production: (9lt cases) 20,000

TASTING NOTES:
Colour: Crimson with violet tinges
Nose: Intense stewed cherry and blackberry fruit characters followed by tobacco, cinnamon, black pepper and cloves
Palate: A full bodied expansive wine providing a big fruit blast with firm yet friendly tannins
Finish: Pleasant and satisfying

DOMAIN
La Mancha is Spain’s largest denomination of origin and the world’s largest wine producing area. Despite low yields La Mancha is known as ideal vineyard country due to the quality of the fruit, the ripening cycle, long sun drenched days and the health of the vines. Although this is a large area, the flat geography and the soil is remarkably consistent – red-brown sandy clay, poor in organic content and rich in limestone and chalk. Limestone outcroppings are frequent and must be broken up to allow the roots of the vines to prosper. La Mancha’s plains, sitting at an average of some 2,100 feet have an archetypal continental climate: Icy winters give way to torrid summers. Summer temperatures often exceed 110°, while the winter thermometer will see temperatures as low as 10º.

VINIFICATION
The grapes underwent two to three days of cold pre-fermentation maceration to enhance color and flavor extraction. The must was then inoculated with selected yeasts and fermented at 82ºC with four daily pumpovers. Post-fermentation maceration lasted 20 to 30 days to achieve the fullest extraction and body. The wine was then drawn off the skins and seeds, and the free-run wine was separated from the press wine. Aged 100% in stainless steel.

TECHNICAL DATA
pH: 3.6
VA: 0.4 g/l
Malolactic: Yes
Alcohol: 13.%
RS: 5.5 g/l
Free SO2: 35 mg/l
Lees contact: No
TA: 5.2 g/l
Total SO2: 60 mg/l
Fining method: Egg Albumin

WINEMAKER: Juan Jose Marchante
Bodegas Lozano, a fouth generation family winery is located in Villarroble
Age of vines: 7-15 years old
Soil composition: Limestone and clay soils
Climate: Continental
Havest Date: September 15th – 24nd 2006
Harvest conditions/insights: The 2006 vintage was characterized by a production 30% smaller than the previous year. Important maturation of the grapes and small yields generated a high quality level for this vintage.
Harvest method: 70% hand-picked, 30% machine

Ratings/Reviews

Rating by RobertParker.com
The Independent Consumer's Guide to Fine Wines

Rating: 86 points
The 2005 Rojo Mojo Shiraz, a 100% Syrah, stainless steel fermented and aged wine, shows surprising varietal character in its smoky, meaty nose. The fruit is forward and juicy with very good length. It is the perfect accompaniment to spicy Italian sausages or a grilled lamb steak.— Jay Miller (Feb 2007)


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Sell Sheet - Rojo Mojo 2010 (pdf 226k)
Sell Sheet - Rojo Mojo 2011 (pdf 226k)
Bottle Shot (zip file 76k)
Label Shot (zip file 261k)
Case Card (Sangria) (zip file 67k)
Case Card (1) (zip file 708k)
Case Card (2) (zip file 857k)
Case Card (3) (zip file 1.0mb)
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