Lucy Margaux Chardonnay Nouveau 2016

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  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative (Preservative Free)


Winery/Brand: Lucy Margaux


This is a natural wine, so be prepared to have your taste buds and preconceptions of what wine should taste like challenged.

Nouveau Chardonnay 2016 is made from chardonnay pressings and is lean and young. The appearance in the bottle is similar to barley water, pale gold with an almost greenish tinge. Nothing, if not versatile, this white can be drunk cloudy with a very slight spritz or decanted and drunk clear and still. Borne in the traditional Pét-nat style, in a ceramic egg, this is a soft and delicate wine, with fresh flavours and aromas. An absolute delight to drink.



The Story

This is a natual wine, so be prepared to have your taste buds and preconceptions of what wine should taste like challenged

Domaine Lucci and Lucy Margaux, names that are being whispered by those in the know about Natural Wines, or wines which are just that little bit different. Anton van Klopper and his wife Sally are the names behind the name. Living in a tiny enclave known as The Basket Range in South Australia this lucky family is surrounded by like-minded, progressive wine makers who are happily experimenting with new, or ancient, techniques in search of the magical elixir that is Natural Wine. But far from being a bunch of ‘fly by the seat of your tie-dye pants’ hippy types, there is a lot of intellectual firepower and experience behind these wine makers.

Anton's wines are a number of things; exciting, challenging, interesting, surprising and delicious to name just a few. Each vintage, each bottle even, have their own special quirks and idiosyncrasies, which is what makes this kind of wine production so special, something definitely worth sitting up and taking notice of. By pushing the boundaries of traditional wine making, Anton and his band of merry wine-making men in the Basket Range (James Erskine, Tom Shobbrook, and Sam Hughes) all living in just down the road from one another, have formed a movement they have called Natural Selection Theory, where wine making knows no bounds, and together they are working tirelessly to change the face of wines as they are perceived by most.

The Specs

Wine TypeWhite
RegionAdelaide Hills, SA
Alcohol %12.5
No Added PreservativeYes
Vegan SuitableYes
Natural WineYes
ClosureCrown Seal
PackagingGlass Bottle