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El Desperado wine label morphs ‘good’ and ‘evil’ when tilting the bottle

Due to an overly wet summer, vintage 11 (known as the “Vintage from Hell”) saw The Pawn Wine Company sacrifice making their Sangiovese to create El Desperado, a limited edition Rosé style wine. In chess, El Desperado is a doomed pawn determined to give itself up to bring about a stalemate when captured. Setting out to do as much damage as possible the piece is deemed as good as dead.

Reflective of the name and circumstance that brought the wine to life, the label execution needed to be vivacious and ambitious. The use of Lenticular Printing produced an exciting double-image that morphs ‘good’ and ‘evil’ when tilting the bottle. A bold outcome for this brave little winery from the Adelaide Hills. As popularity (and sales) grow, the range has been extended to include a Sauvignon Blanc.