Ocoa, Valle de Aconcagua - Chile
Seña was created as a joint-venture between Eduardo Chadwick and Robert Mondavi back in 1995, with the dream of making a wine that would show Chile’s full potential, a wine that would be welcomed, in time, among the world’s First Growths. Modeled on a Bordeaux style, it would have a Chilean soul given by its Carmenere variety, grown under the principles of biodynamic farming in the Aconcagua Valley.
James Suckling Score: Sena 2018 - 100 points
A unique harmony all across the seasons. Wines of extraordinary purity and elegance.
The season began with important water reserves in the soils of our Seña vineyard, due to the rains recorded from May to October totaling 344 mm, 29% above the historical records of 266 mm for that same period. is provided ideal hydric conditions in the soil, which along with the mild temperatures recorded during spring, allowed a bud break aligned with the historical dates and a perfect owering.
December was dry and provided warm temperatures which resulted in an excellent fruit set. e ripening period maintained the trend of perfectly moderated temperatures. In January there were mild conditions, slightly cooler than the historical average. February and March were aligned with the historical average providing excellent conditions for a long and gentle ripening where we achieved perfect and complete maturation of the tannins, but at the same time, retaining the acidity and the intensity of the fruit in perfect balance.
Once the harvest came to an end, the beautiful ripeness and uniqueness of the intense aromatics arising from the grapes were captivating, faithfully representing the greatness of the vintage and our exceptional Seña terroir.
“Of a deep violet red colour, the complexity on the nose conceals its many subtleties, unfolding oral notes alongside red and black fruits, denoting its distinctive freshness. Several layers are unveiled delivering notes of cedar, tobacco, bitter chocolate and tru es. An elegant, tense and yet very attractive wine, it generously o ers fresh and juicy fruit that reminds of blueberries, raspberries, some spices and Cuban cigar box notes. Above all, Seña 2018 is a truly captivating wine that accomplishes a unique balance between power and elegance. I believe we are beholding one of the greatest vintages ever cra ed in the 25 years of Seña’s history.”
Francisco Baettig, Winemaker February 2020
Assemblage 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 18% Malbec 15% Carmenere 7% Cabernet Franc 5% Petit Verdot
Aging 22 Months 85% New French oak barrels 15% Foudres