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Stunning aromas of black currant, stone, blueberry and licorice. Also iodine. Floral. Perfumed. Full body, fantastic density of fruit and ripe tannins. It goes on for minutes on the palate with such energy and focus. Touch of chewiness on the nish. A complex and complete wine that delivers a generosity with firmness. Drink in 2021 but already a classic.”
100/100 James Suckling
Seña is an authentic Chilean blend made from the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenere, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot varieties. The Carmenere variety adds an evident Chilean personality to the wine.
To maximize quality, the fruit is handpicked exclusively in the morning and brought to the winery in 12 kg boxes. The grapes are then carefully selected on sorting tables and all extraneous plant material, leaves, and stems are removed to ensure fine fruit character in the final blend. The grapes are mostly fermented in stainless steel tanks at temperatures ranging from 24° to 30°C (75°–86°F), depending on the variety and seasonal conditions (microbiological load, and alcohol potential), to achieve the desired level of extraction. 6% of the must are fermented in first-use French oak barrels to increase the complexity of the blend. During fermentation, 3 pump overs are performed daily at 0.5 to 1.5 times the tank volume, in accordance with the degree of extraction desired.
Total maceration time range from 20 to 33 days for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Carmenere and 6 to 8 days for Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, depending on the development of each individual lot.
The new wine then racked to 100% French new oak barrels from a selection of the finest cooperages is aged for 22 months, during which time most of the malolactic fermentation takes place.
Seña 2015 displays an intense red hue with a strikingly purple edge. The aroma is full and intense, tending towards black fruits of cherry and walnut with a touch of cabernet spice inherent to the variety. The palate follows the aroma with the same complex dark fruits and lasting structure throughout. Flavors include nutmeg from the fruit and caramel from a touch of oak. The mouth is seamless throughout, with lush and intense fruits in the mid pallet followed by ripe and opulent tannins on the finish. An elegant, long and supple wine with a perfect balance between tannin, acid and fruit.