A warm spring and cool summer

A complex wine with elegance - and great ageing potential

After a mild winter and a shortfall of rains, warm temperatures encouraged a fast spring start with a very healthy bud-break, and perfect flowering and fruit set as October to December were warmer than usual.

Although 2019 is considered to be a warm vintage in Chile, our Seña vineyard enjoyed a cooler than average summer, resulting in a total heat summation of 1,478 DD. This was exactly the same as in 2018 and very much in line with our historical records.


Ageing 22 months

90% French oak barrels (80% new), 10% foudres


Francisco Baettig, Winemaker February 2021

"A deep, bright ruby red colour with purple hues, Seña 2019 shows complexity on the nose with red and black fruits aromas and a distinctive freshness. Several layers of aromatics deliver suggestions of pepper, dill and rosemary alongside coffee beans, pastries and vanilla. On the palate Seña shows notes of blueberry pie and cassis cream 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."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 98

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.

James Suckling 98

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.

【酒仕🍷 風味】
👃 極為優雅的表現,香氣上帶有十分新鮮的紅色🍒🍓和黑色🫐水果香氣,更有點點的花香、橙皮味🍊,亦有淡的奶油甜香料味。慢慢的更多層次的芳香繼續散發,有著胡椒、蒔蘿﹑迷迭香🌿以及咖啡豆☕和雲尼拿的味道。

👅 味蕾上延續了新鮮的紅色和黑色水果味道,更出現了藍莓批及黑醋栗奶油的甜美。酒體中等,十分純淨,單寧細膩,結構、複雜性和深度均極為出色。

💁🏻‍♂️ Sena 是智利教父級釀酒師Eduardo Chadwick與加州葡萄酒教父Robert Mondavi在1996合資創建的酒莊,酒莊面世已來已廣為人知,轉眼間於2019年已是第25年了。

💁🏻 2011年在香港舉辦的世界頂級紅酒盲品會上,Sena 勇套冠軍,而同場更有多個波爾多一級莊Lafite、Mouton、Margaux和Latour。同年於聖地牙哥另一場盲品會上Sena再度奪下冠軍🏆,酒莊實力已不需多說了!

💁🏻 90%於不銹鋼缸中發酵,其餘則10%於混凝土缸中發酵。發酵後,當80%於新橡木桶中陳釀,10%於舊橡木桶中陳釀,最後10%於Foudres 中陳釀。共陳釀22個月後推出。