2020 Baleia Chardonnay

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2020 Baleia Chardonnay

Baleia is Portuguese for whale and the striking labels are inspired by St Sebastian Bay, the Whale Nursery of South Africa.

Discover a place of whales and wonder, where wines are born from rocky limestone soil in a remote and unspoilt corner of the Cape South Coast.

Here vines overcome fierce elements to create fruit with singular character and depth of flavour. Beyond evocative wine, Baleia is also about finding harmony between self, others and nature in pursuit of life's perfect equilibrium. 

Tasting Notes 


Grown in pure limestone soil with extremely high mineral content, results in a lively wine layered with fine, saline-like structure.

A crisp Chardonnay with elderflower and lime blossom aromas, almond biscotti and light oak flavours on the palate. Natural salts found in the soils present a delicate sensation of minerality in Baleia’s food-driven wines and prepares the palate beautifully.

2020 Baleia Chardonnay

Winemaking Philosophy

"As a winemaker, when you are fortunate enough to plant in almost pure limestone soils, with extremely high pH, you can only start to dream of the possibilities. The incredibly high mineral content in the soils reveals itself after a few years in the bottle, provided we respect the fruit and treat the wine carefully." says Gunter Schultz

Vineyard Philosophy

Baleia believes that living soils = strong roots = healthy vines = perfectly ripened fruit. They believe that through science and meticulous farming with attention to detail, they can produce grapes that truly reflect the terroir in which they are grown. 


    Year 2020
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Chardonnay
    Country South Africa

    Alcohol content

    13% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 9.71 units
    Type White Wine
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Food Matches Creamy Italian pasta dishes are this Chardonnay’s perfect companion.
    Origin St Sebastian Bay, Cape South Coast
    Appellation Western Cape