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. Modelled on a Bordeaux style, it would have a Chilean soul given by its Carmenere variety, grown under biodynamic farming principles in the Aconcagua Valley. The 2016 assemblage consists of Cabernet Sauvignon (55%), Malbec (20%), Petit Verdot (12%), Carmenere (8%) and Cabernet Franc (5%). The wine was aged for 22 months in a combination of French oak barrels (88%) of which 73% were new and foudres (12%). Deep and beautiful ruby red in colour with a bright violet glimmer. The nose offers gorgeous aromas of blueberries, cherries, and violets framed by light notes of nuts, fine pastry, and a lingering touch of truffle that lends elegance. The palate is in line with the nose while adding delicate notes of rose petals. It is fresh and juicy and full of life, with elegant, fine-grained tannins that are both firm yet delicate, and speak of wine with tremendous ageing potential.