The fruit was sourced from a secret single vineyard in McLaren Vale.


The grapes were handpicked at optimal ripeness and crushed to a single Tonnellerie Quintessence Pearle oak fermenter. The wine underwent a natural fermentation with hand plunging 3 to 5 times daily until the completion of fermentation. The wine was then pressed through a small hand basket press and filled to a single neutral French oak barrique for 10 months. The wine completed natural malolactic fermentation in barrel with no SO2 used until bottling.The wine was neither fined, nor filtered.

Tasting Evaluation:

Colour: Opaque sapphire with a purple rim.

Aroma: Intense perfume of violet florals complimented with green olive, red cherry, cranberry

and dried herbs of oregano and sage.

Palate: Fleshy fruit palate of red currant, cranberry and rhubarb. Slatey mouth-watering

natural acidity is partnered with powdery fruit tannins adds complexity and structure.


A great follow-up to the 2019 vintage! It will be interesting to see how this wine develops

in the bottle over the next 5-8 years.

Well suited to Mediterranean dishes, spit roasted lamb or chargrilled quail.


Technical NotesRegion (GI) : McLaren Vale

Viticulturist: Paul Georgiadis

Winemaker : Jason Barrette

Bottled 27 January 2021 (450 bottles produced)


We are very excitied to share this small batch Special Release with you, and can't wait to hear what you think of this elegant, complex and intriguing wine. What's the variety you ask? As Sherlock Holmes said... "I'd tell you, but I'd have to kill you."

2020 Project X

  • Technical Information

    Alcohol:  15% 

    pH: 3.62

    TA: 6.7g/L

    Residual Sugar: 0.19g/L

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