Seña 2019 shall be remembered as a milestone vintage of Viña Seña celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a wine of exceptional quality and promising ageing potential. Its special edition label to commemorate the silver jubilee makes it a unique collectable vintage in every sense.
"The 2019 Seña was produced with a Bordeaux blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec, 15% Carmenere and 4% Petit Verdot with the Chilean character of the high percentage of Carmenere. Most of the volume fermented in stainless steel with some 10% in concrete vats, and the final blend matured for 22 months in French oak barrels, 80% of them new, and 10% in Stockinger vats. It's 13.5% alcohol and has good acidity and freshness, coming through as medium-bodied, elegant and balanced. This is incredibly elegant, subtle and harmonious even at this early stage. It has floral aromas, notes of orange peel, a touch of creamy sweet spices and great freshness. The palate is medium-bodied, seamless and pure, with pungent flavors and a soft texture. It's long, clean, defined and super tasty. I feel this wine is getting better and better by the vintage. The grapes were picked quite early, and that helped to contain the ripeness and seems to have been a great decision. There was also an exception in the Panquehue zone where the Seña vines are, where the summer was cooler than the average, so quite different to many other regions in Chile. 100,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in February 2021" 98/100, Luis Gutierrez
"Such beautiful aromas of crushed berries, currants, walnuts, allspice and nutmeg follow through to a full body with tight, ultra fine tannins that provide length and intensity. A finish of slightly dried cherries with wet earth, slate and stone. Chewy and fine-grained. A wine with soul and length. Give it time. Drink after 2025." 98/100, James Suckling
The exceptional conditions of the 2019 vintage resulted in an outstanding vintage in Seña 2019, as described by Francisco Baettig, Seña’s Technical Director: “Seña 2019 shows complexity on the nose with red and black fruits aromas and a distinctive freshness. On the palate, the wine shows blueberry pie and cassis cream notes whilst brimming with fresh-picked red and black fruits. Seña 2019 is a very elegant wine, with great structure, complexity and depth – with notable freshness and polished tannins”.
Eduardo Chadwick, President and Founder of Viña Seña, commented: “ These are thrilling times for Seña, celebrating our 25th anniversary and the many milestones we have achieved as a prize to all our hard work and dedication. We are delighted to present this beautiful vintage 2019, which embodies the full potential in a wine of great balance, depth and elegance with a promising ageing potential. We toast to a new milestone in Seña’s history and we invite you to be part of Seña’s inspiring journey into the future”.
• 60% - Cabernet Sauvignon
• 21% - Malbec
• 15% - Carmenère
• 4% - Petit Verdot