2017 Brave New Wine Magical Animal Chardonnay

Great Southern, WA

A rich and luscious Chardonnay from the Great Southern.


Still that same unctuous oak, but with bonus tightened acid this year. My kind of Chardy!

Yoko Lüscher-Mostert, Owner

About The Wine

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

The fruit is sourced from the stunning organically grown Isolation Ridge vineyard in Frankland River. The fruit is foot stomped by Yoko and Andries then sent to a single brand new French oak puncheon for wild ferment. The resultant wine is a raucous and wild version of Chardonnay, flush with ripe fruit and toasty oak.

It's the kind of Chardonnay that blows your hair back.

Personality +++

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

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"Delicious wine this. Brilliant in its mesh of apple, ripe citrus, honey and wax with a touch of saline character too. Bouquet and palate keep in synch with such characters, and the wine finishes refreshing, lightly salty, super satisfying. It feels a touch wild but also manages to pack in complexity, interest and restraint. It’s very good chardonnay." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

One of my most fave wines to watch in barrel. It always blows me away how such a simply made wine (press straight to puncheon and don’t touch until bottling – that’s it), can yield such a complex, plush, wine. Still that same unctuous oak, but with bonus tightened acid this year. My kind of chardy!

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 13.1%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2020
Bottle Size : 750ml

Andries horsing around at BNW
Andries horsing around at BNW
Great Southern, WA
Delivery Information

SYDNEY METRO - 20th December
TAS / SA / QLD / PERTH - 17th December

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Pricing & Discounts

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