Paladin Hill Matrix 2020
Perfumed, with lifted black currants, blueberry, lavender, and rosemary.
Savoury, with a big chewy palate and soft lingering tannins which are slightly chalky. The French oak is stylish, subtle, and beautifully integrated.
This cabernet blend is sourced from the Wills Domain vineyard in Yallingup. The grapes were gently picked and destemmed in the cool of the morning while the fruit was cold soaked in fermenters and allowed to warm naturally before being inoculated with a cultured yeast strain. Fermentation was cool and slow, and when dry, was air bag pressed to barrel where malo lactic fermentation was conducted in barrel. Following barrel maturation, the wine was then kept in cool cellaring conditions for 18 months before being blended, filtered, and bottled.
Roasted Chateaubriand with mushroom jus and pommes puree.