Wills Domain Paladin Hill 2020 Chardonnay
Clean and fresh with lifted limes and lemon zest, and subtle complex cedar notes.
Tight and restrained with lime and mineral flavours. Palate is fine and persistent with a lovely backbone of lively acidity which is balanced with generous fruit sweetness.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Wills Domain vineyard in Yallingup Blocks 7 & 13. Both blocks have a south easterly aspect. Hand-picked in the cool of the morning, and chilled in cool room for 12 hours before being whole bunch pressed directly to barrels. Free run juice only was used which results in the fine tight structure of the wine. Fermentation was undertaken by natural yeasts, which tend to result in slower ferments, with lower alcohols and more complex flavours. After 8 months in barrel with minimal stirring and no Malo lactic the wines was stabilized fined and bottled in December 2020.
Grilled marron, crayfish shellfish, grilled rich fish salmon tuna cod, creamy pasta.