Wine "Sena", 2008
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Dark ruby-red color with purple reflections.
The wine has a full, elegant, sophisticated, refreshing taste with notes of red fruits, accompanied by nuances of cloves, nutmeg and cedar, with silky tannins, an outstanding structure and excellent balance.
In an intense aroma of wine abound tones of fresh red and black fruit, dominated by raspberries, blackberries, blueberries.
Wine fine by itself, but also in combination with meat dishes under complex sauces, game and cheeses.
"Sena" - an excellent Chilean wine is wine critic Jancis Robinson called "breakthrough Chilean wine." It happened in January 2004 in Berlin, when in a blind tasting, which were presented to the French wine category Premiers Grands Crus, as well as the most famous wines from Italy and Chile. The Commission has set "Sena", 2001 score higher than the famous wines of Chateau Lafite, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Latour and Tignanello, Sassicaia and Guado al Tasso. "Senja" is made from carefully selected grapes, harvested by hand in small boxes and double-sorted after collection. Each variety vinified separately. Fermentation of wort by pumping with daily produced in steel containers at a temperature of 24-30 ° C. Total time of maceration is from 19 to 25 days for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Carmenere, and 6-8 days - for Petit Verdot. Then the wine is aged for 22 months in new French oak barrels, where the malolactic fermentation. Storage capacity of wine is 20 years.
Wine label designed in the form of an ancient manuscript with the press, which are derived from the Spanish word autograph Edward Chadwick: "Senja - the union of two families, united by a love of Chile, covered by a passion for the land and a commitment to excellence." The creators of wine - outstanding winemakers Eduardo Chadwick and Robert Mondavi - stressed the perfection of this wine is bright blue lapis lazuli, which is so rich in the Andes, on the original round seal, saying such a way that "Senja" - a jewel among the large number of Chilean wines.
In Spanish, the word "Senja" rich with meaning and is a distinctive sign or personal signature. Winery Viña Senja, founded in 1995, is a kind of "distinctive sign" of Chile, producing unique wines, which have become an icon of the Chilean wine industry. During his first visit to Chile in 1990, Robert Mondavi has recognized the great potential of the Chilean terroir for the production of fine wines. During his visit he met with Eduardo Chadwick, whose winery "Vina Errazuriz", founded in 1870, more than a hundred years, engaged in the production of high-quality Chilean wines. They found that share a passion for wine and both adhere to the philosophy of excellence in winemaking. Thus, they have formed a partnership that resulted in the production of world-class wines called "Senja".
Vina Sena vineyards occupy an area of 350 hectares and is located 41 km from the Pacific Ocean, in the valley of the Aconcagua. The vineyards are planted on the hills north-east exposure at an altitude of 290-500 meters. Well-drained soil, consisting of gravel, stones and clay loam.