2019 Brave New Wine Magical Animal Chardonnay

Great Southern, WA

A rich and luscious Chardonnay from the Great Southern.

$38.00

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Its sexy, its unctuous, its pouting...

Brave New Wine

About The Wine

The Magical Animal is the more traditional Chardonnay from Brave New Wine.

The fruit is sourced from a stunning single vineyard in Porongurup, Great Southern. The fruit is pressed straight to one brand new oak barrel and one that had been used before for wild ferment. It's left on full gross lees for 11 months to build texture then bottled with just a whisper of  sulphur before bottling.

The resulting wine is a raucous and wild version of Chardonnay, flush with ripe fruit and toasty oak.

It's the curvaceous Chardonnay with a wild side you've been looking for. It's the kind of Chardonnay that blows your hair back.

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About Brave New Wine

It is a Brave New World and these are, in every sense, Brave New Wines.

This range is brought to you by husband and wife duo Andries and Yoko Lüscher-Mostert. They are making painfully small amounts of fascinating, experimental and delicious wine from some superb vineyards in Great Southern.

With a vision of acquiring their own vineyard in the future, they are currently content to make wines that truly thrill them. These are natural wines crafted without additions but with bucket-loads of love and skill.

Some of the most intriguing vino in WA and definitely a winery to keep an eye on.

The dynamic Brave New Wine duo
The dynamic Brave New Wine duo
Great Southern, WA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Single vineyard Porongurup chardonnay pressed straight into one new and one older French oak puncheons. 100% Natural ferment. Left on full solids with zero additions for 11 months then racked to tank to settle for two more months until bottling, with only very a small addition of SO2, no fining or filtration.

It’s sexy, it’s unctuous, its pouting, its all things feminine and complex and delicate, but there is an underlaying feeling of power and structure from the zing of acid, like being whipped with lace, just below the surface.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.3%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Andries horsing around at BNW
Andries horsing around at BNW
Great Southern, WA
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Critic Reviews

"It’s sexy, it’s unctuous, its pouting, its all things feminine and complex and delicate, but there is an underlaying feeling of power and structure from the zing of acid, like being whipped with lace, just below the surface." - Brave New Wine

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The Wine Front

"Cracked the cap and the room smelled like dawn at a windy beach. Fresh. Crisp and tight to taste, saline as can be, lemon, green apple, flint. Really Flinty. Chalky texture and lovely, mouth-freshening pucker. Finishes lightly salted nutty. Sheesh, this wine does a lot. It’s tight and detailed and crystalline in feel, dynamic and just so darn wonderful to drink. It’s most serious and most interesting. Bravo." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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The right amount of oak combined with beautiful fruit make this wine a pretty delicious choice from WA. Nice structure, brilliant calibration and enough length to make your regular arvo a rather exciting one.

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Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

Can I special order a wine you do not sell?

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