2022 Baleia Sauvignon Blanc

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2022 Baleia Sauvignon Blanc

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 

Pale, greenish gold. Reflecting classic aromas of elderberry flower and green fig on the nose.

Lovely juicy, tropical fruits such as litchi, forrel pear and a hint of sea mist. The lush balanced palate entertains with granadilla, guava and a Prickly pear. 

2022 Baleia Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaking Philosophy

Making Sauvignon Blanc one is often faced with the temptation of making something frivolous, upfront and flirty which results in very upfront wines that lack a sense of place. With Baleia, they have chosen to take the road less travelled by choosing texture and minerality from the site to portray the beauty of the terroir. 

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 the details, they can produce grapes that truly reflect the terroir in which they are grown. 

Vintage Notes

The 2022 vintage was characterised by heavy winter rains and a wet Spring which resulted in optimum reserve build-up.  A drier flowering and ripening period ensured for a decent crop size. 

Accolade

  • Jancis Robinson 16.5 points

    Specifications

    Year 2022
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Sauvignon Blanc
    Country South Africa
    Alcohol content
    11.8% alc vol 
    Units of Alcohol per Bottle 8.85 units
    Type White Wine
    Allergen Information Contains sulphites
    Origin St Sebastian Bay, Cape South Coast
    Appellation Western Cape