Wills Domain Paladin Hill 2019 Chardonnay
Medium straw with a green tinge.
Mineral with peach and limes.
Very approachable with peach and stone fruit flavours. The palate is soft and persistent with rich peach flavours and a zesty lingering acidity.
Hand-picked in the cool of the morning, and chilled overnight in cool room, before being whole bunch pressed directly to barrel the following day. Fermentation was carried out by natural yeasts at 20 degrees C. Once fermentation was complete the barrels had SO2 added to arrest any possible malo lactic fermentation. The barrels were maintained at 10 degrees C with occasional stirring before being emptied and prepared for bottling in October 2019.
Whiting with double bonito cream.