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Namysto

THE STORY

This label celebrates the beaded necklaces (namysto), one of the oldest forms of women’s ornaments in the Ukraine.

In certain African cultures, such necklaces are worn to this day, not only as adornments but signifying a deep symbolic significance.

Colours, materials and number of rows signified a woman’s social status and many women would feel naked leaving the house without wearing their “namysto”. In modern culture, these necklaces are again being worn by women across the globe, but merely for decorative purposes and no longer for any social status reasons. We’ve chosen this range to signify the coming together of different cultures, and to remind us how our differences ignite creativity and excitement.

WINES

Sauvignon Blanc, 2018

Namysto White (predominantly Sauvignon Blanc with a soupçon of Sémillon and barrel-matured for 6 months) conjures up the tropics – or summer in South Africa – with aromas of pineapple and mango and a taste delivery of apricot pips and the silkiness of organic honey. It’s a versatile wine that is a delightful match to many dishes on the lunch menu.

Accolades | Veritas Gold

Sauvignon Blanc, 2018

Namysto White (predominantly Sauvignon Blanc with a soupçon of Sémillon and barrel-matured for 6 months) conjures up the tropics – or summer in South Africa – with aromas of pineapple and mango and a taste delivery of apricot pips and the silkiness of organic honey. It’s a versatile wine that is a delightful match to many dishes on the lunch menu.

Accolades | Veritas Gold

Shiraz | Cabernet
Sauvignon, 2016

Namysto Red (mostly Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon matured for 20 months in French Oak barrels) teases your sense of smell with red berry aromas – think cherry, mulberry and cassis – with a dash of peppercorn. On the palate expect that spiciness in subtle hints of tobacco and leather and a finish described as ‘velvety’!

Accolades | Decanter 90

Shiraz | Cabernet
Sauvignon, 2016

Namysto Red (mostly Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon matured for 20 months in French Oak barrels) teases your sense of smell with red berry aromas – think cherry, mulberry and cassis – with a dash of peppercorn. On the palate expect that spiciness in subtle hints of tobacco and leather and a finish described as ‘velvety’!

Accolades | Decanter 90

Rosé, 2020

Aromatic, a perfume with hints of musk. Attractive red berries and boiled sweets. Fresh, vibrant and well balanced. Beautiful fleshiness and texture on the palate with the persistent fruit on the finish that lingers well. An absolutely beautiful wine, perfect on its own, but also an ideal partner to most seafood dishes or the ideal partner to crayfish with homemade mayonnaise.

Accolades | not yet been entered

Rosé, 2020

Aromatic, a perfume with hints of musk. Attractive red berries and boiled sweets. Fresh, vibrant and well balanced. Beautiful fleshiness and texture on the palate with the persistent fruit on the finish that lingers well. An absolutely beautiful wine, perfect on its own, but also an ideal partner to most seafood dishes or the ideal partner to crayfish with homemade mayonnaise.

Accolades | not yet been entered

DESIGN OVERVIEW

The label designer for Quoin Rock wines worked closely with owners Denis and Julia Gaiduk and immediately understood that their passion for art and architecture, should be reflected in a unique way.

The Gaiduk`s saw Quoin Rock wines as the ‘Heart Range’, a range that would represent the very essence of the estate. The designer created a series of fine embossed rings that echoed the concentric age-rings formed naturally in the heart of a vine and told a story of the vine’s life from its birth to its maturity, ultimately becoming the source of a fine and perfectly balanced wine.

The symbol we chose is that of a necklace. In the Ukraine a “namysto” is seen as an amulet that has magical power bringing the holder prosperity and beauty. In South Africa beaded necklaces have been worn for centuries and are cultural ornaments. These necklaces have many meanings and one could identify the culture of the bearer just by looking at the beads and design of the necklace.

For “Namysto” the visual elements of the necklace had to be traditional and timeless. The piece had to be classic, showing off the colours of the beads that represent both red and white grapes as well as the different wines in the Namysto range.

To bring together the deeply-rooted South African and Ukrainian tradition of wearing beaded necklaces with the modern customer, we used sophisticated engraving techniques to deliver crisp trendy designs. Each element of the design has its own pattern and shape, symbolizing the richness, colour, and different flavours of the wine.

The Birth of The Brand, Namysto

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CREATIVE TEAM

Ideas, branding, label concept, and project management:
Bush Design agency
info@bush.com.ua

Illustrator:
Yaroslav Shkiryak
www.behance.net/umbrabranding

Label development and packaging design:
Sumi Creative Co
sumicreativeco.com