Gadda da Vida


Springfontein’s soil is full of limestone rocks, and the roots of our vines thrust deep into the earth to suck in the water and minerals captured there. Like the vintage songs of rock and roll legends, limestone has been the baseline for a myriad of iconic wines.

Long maceration on the skins and fermentation with indigenous yeast enhances terroir specific notes in this Pinotage-driven wine. The nose has intense dark fruit and berry aromas with some oak spice notes.

2016 LR Gadda da Vida Data Sheet
2017 LR Gadda da Vida Data Sheet

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Tasting Notes

A red with smoke, berry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium to full body, round tannins and a savory finish. Drink now.

– James Suckling // 92 Points // 2015

Polished and intense nose of ripe cherries, spiced plums, violets, coconut, dill and mocha. Full-bodied and rich with firm tannins and a plush palate. Smoky oak character. 92% pinotage and 8% petit verdot. Drink or hold.

– James Suckling // 92 Points // 2016

Aromas of blackberries and black cherries, vanilla, licorice, chocolate and wet soil. Tense and racy with full body, velvety texture and round tannins. Plush and chalky on the palate with long finish. Drink now.

– James Suckling // 92 Points // 2017

A scented nose with dark cherries, smoke, grilled meat, cola and warm spices. It’s medium-bodied with fine yet firm tannins. Poised and layered with a concentrated core of creamy cherries and plenty of dried herbs and spices lifting up the mid-palate. Voluptuous texture with a precise and lively finish with excellent length. Drink or hold.

– James Suckling // 92 Points // 2018