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The refinement and complexity of an iconic Chilean wine
This exceptional wine is the fruit of a collaboration which began in 1995 between Eduardo Chadwick, one of the most emblematic ambassadors of Chilean wines, and the American Robert Mondavi, who is renowned as one of the greatest pioneers of New World wines.
Now exclusively produced by the Chadwick family, Seña is a refined, elegant and balanced expression of the most beautiful Chilean terroirs.
Following 4 years of searching for the most beautiful terroir, Eduardo Chadwick and Robert Mondavi acquired 350 hectares of untouched lands at the heart of the magnificent Aconcagua Valley in the north of Santiago, 40 hectares of which are now planted with a mosaic of Bordeaux grape varieties as well as Carmenere, the flagship grape variety for Chilean wines. The Seña vineyard is operated according to the principles of biodynamic farming.
2019 was Seña’s 25th vintage. A special label has been adorned on the Seña 2019 bottle for this occasion.
A mild and dry winter preceded a warm spring which encouraged the onset of the crop cycle, followed by a relatively cool summer. While this vintage was considered hot for Chile, the Seña vineyard enjoyed a cooler than average climate due to its proximity to the sea, whih conferred a delicious, fruity intensity as well as a lively acidity. The harvests, which began on 15 March, gave rise to a structured, elegant and aromatic wine, with tannins that mixed with a great length, a sign of a very significant ageing potential.
Winemaking and ageing
Seña 2019 enjoys a 22-month ageing in new French oak barrels (80%) and in tuns.
Seña 2019 is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Malbec (21%), Carmenere (15%) and Petit Verdot (4%).
The wine is a beautiful and bright ruby red with purple reflections.
Complex and beautifully fresh, the nose mixes fragrances of red and black fruits with notes of pepper, dill, rosemary, coffee beans, pastries and vanilla.
The palate seduces with its indulgent notes of blueberry tart, crème de cassis and red and black fruits. Elegant and silky, the palate is marked by a beautiful structure, a rare aromatic complexity and a beautiful freshness.
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