2022 Brave New Wine Magical Animal Chardonnay

The most classic wine in the BNW line up, this is a rich, luscious Chardonnay from the Great Southern.
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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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Vintage: 2022
Region: Porongurup, Great Southern
Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
Alcohol by Volume: 12.2%
Hand picked from our Porongurup vineyard, whole bunch pressed direct to French Oak Puncheons 50% new, full solids. The juice was allowed to ferment spontaneously with no additives. This year we wanted to push the oxidative ‘Jura’ style a little further so half the barrels were left untopped, allowing a natural flor yeast to grow on the surface producing a complex, nutty character.

The wine displays a bright golden straw hue with a slightly green edge. The nose is intriguing and complex with an upfront nuttiness, fine French oak and flint over a base of green melon and citrus. The palate has a tight mineral line driven by fresh natural acidity, but is delicately balanced with a luscious mouthfeel, fresh lime, nectarine and hazelnut praline. Excellent intensity and a long, lingering finish.

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4.6
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
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5 reviews
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic

    Well balanced, complex, structured wine.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Really elegant and delicious

    This is really good chardonnay. It has lovely chardonnay fruit - apples, some lemon - some straw too, and textural complexity which complements the flavour in excellent balance. Length is pretty good. I recommend.

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Magical BNW

    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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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    Bold, Different, Awesome!

    4.5 Stars

    Bold rounded flavors with a nutty creamy palate.

    Loved it!

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Blazing It's Own Trail

    This Chardonnay has really stood out over the last two vintages. Great texture and an amazingly pure example of how good this variety from the Southwest can be when left to shine on its own

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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.

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