2020 Seña Rocas de Seña
New this year is Rocas de Seña, Seña's second wine. Rocas refers to the volcanic stone soils on which the wine grows. Rocas de Seña was created with fruitiness and accessibility in mind. The blend is therefore completely different, with two Rhône grapes added. 38% Malbec is complemented by 25% Syrah and smaller parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache and Petit Verdot. Fruity. Elegant raspberry, cherry and plum fruit. floral. Smoke, meat, paprika powder and juniper. The 25% Syrah comes out clearly. Soft structure. The 2020 vintage will also be available at the end of 2022 and is the first vintage of this (new) wine from Seña
FACT: World-famous winemakers Eduardo Chadwick and Robert Mondavi founded 'The Berlin Tasting' together in 2004. In this copy of the 'Jugement de Paris' from 1976 Chilean top wines are tasted worldwide, in addition to classics considered unbeatable such as Château Lafite-Rotschild, Château Margaux, Stag's Leap and Sassicaia. During tastings in Budapest and Honk Kong, the Chilean wines took no fewer than 4 places out of the top 5! The Chilean icon wine Seña finished in 1st place in Budapest and with the 2007 vintage became 2nd after Château Margaux in the Hong Kong tasting!
The Viña Seña winery is located in Valle de Aconcagua. It was founded in 1995 by two charismatic winemakers: the Chilean Eduardo Chadwick, the owner of Viña Errazurriz and legendary Californian Robert Mondavi. What started as an ambitious dream at the time - producing a world-class wine in Chile - has now found countless followers. Nevertheless, the Seña remains in a class of its own. The futuristic bodega, designed by the Chilean star architect Germán del Sol, is spectacular. But the main property of the winery is the 42 hectares of vineyards, surrounded by breathtaking nature on various soils and planted with cabernet sauvignon, carmenère, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, malbec and syrah. In short, the traditional varieties. The conditions for growing wine are so good here that you can work organically without tools. Needless to say, a winery like Viña Seña has the very best and most modern technology in the wine cellar. The responsible oenologist has been Francisco Baettig since 2003, a student of Michel Laroche and Michel Rolland. The latter has even improved the five most recent volumes of the Seña. The joint venture with Robert Mondavi ended in 2005, but the visionary's spirit is still ubiquitous. Viña Seña is one of the greatest icons of the wine world.
|Type of Wine
|Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Syrah-Shiraz
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Earthy, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full
|Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard