Seña had its genesis in a collaboration between two of the modern wine industry’s leading figures, Eduardo Chadwick and the late great Robert Mondavi. In 1995 Mondavi, Californian wine’s most vociferous and passionate advocate, and Chadwick, of one of Chile’s leading wine producers, made the first vintage of Seña. Their aim from the outset was to make a truly world-class Chilean wine. Today Chadwick is in sole control of the venture and regularly organises high profile comparative tastings where Seña invariably trounces Bordeaux’s first growths!
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57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Carmenere, 10% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot & 5% Cabernet Franc.
“an enthralling, already complex bouquet of sandalwood, exotic spices, incense, red licorice, black currant, and blackberry. Velvety-textured, layered, and structured, it deftly combines power and elegance in a wine that mandates another 5-6 years of cellaring.”
Seña, Aconcagua Valley 2009
£450 x 6 btls (£75 btl) inc VAT
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Carmenere, 16% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot & 2% Cabernet Franc
“complex and intense on the nose, with abundant fresh raspberry and cherry fruit harmoniously mingled with cinnamon, cedar and a touch of incense. The palate shows lively red fruit accompanied by sweet spice, flavours of hazelnut, walnut and a balsamic touch. Fine-grained tannins lend structure to the lively blend, leaving the wine long and elegant. The structure and refreshing acidity are ample proff that this is a wine that will age gracefully.”
Originally a combination of several microclimates within the Aconcagua Valley, since 2005 the wine is from a single estate whose hillside vineyards are at altitudes of up to 500m. The Valley’s warm climate is moderated by sea breezes and cool mountain air, making it ideal for producing vibrant Bordeaux blends. Today the estate is farmed according to biodynamic principles and has been recognised as such by the international certification body Demeter.
Winemaking follows similar lines to that of a Bordeaux Cru Classé with hand picking, extensive grape sorting, fermentation in tank with regular pump overs, maceration times averaged about 3 weeks and 22 months maturation in new French oak barriques prior to bottling. A healthy proportion of Carmenere in the blend – about 20% in most vintages – gives Seña a uniquely Chilean character.
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