Playing in the world of such beautiful wine design labels, we found a way to break through the category with the overt idea of tasting with your eyes first. Once we can encourage engagement, then we let the wines speak for themselves. For such a small humble brand, the visuals need to work hard in order for a greater chance of connection with the audience. The circles represent the individual tasting notes which come to life in an. overlapping artistic way. The process was one of scuffing different weights and widths of markers, and arranging these elements in such a way that celebrated to tasting notes that each variant can feel like it’s own individual piece of art, yet hold beautifully together as a graphic system.
“Terratorium” is the origin word for the French term terroir- or the phrase for how the vineyard environment impacts the flavors of the grapes. This name represents our goal of exploring new and unique terroir. We believe great wine is made in the vineyard and that there are many exceptional vineyards for Terratorium to explore.
Wine can be confusing… we get it. That is why Terratorium wants to be a simple and direct producer to buy great wine from. They intend to make wines that are unique, committed to thoughtful viticulture, show excellent winemaking, and available at a more accessible price point than many craft wines.
As a digital brand, Terratorium’s resources go primarily to the quality of our wine over all the other frills. So when you purchase wines from Terratorium they intend for them to drink way above their price point.
The Terratorium 2018 Cabernet Franc is a smooth, juicy, and crushable red wine. Perfect on its own or with your favorite dinner entrée. Aromas of dark red berries, summer wildflowers, dried herbs are all woven together with the right touch of baking spice. This wine has an elegant mouthfeel with medium acidity and polished tannins.
“Wine Dork Fact” – Cabernet franc along with Sauvignon Blanc came together to give birth to Cabernet Sauvignon. The “apple didn’t fall far from the tree” as Cabernet Franc will provide many of the same aromas and flavors that give Cabernet Sauvignon (or ‘Cab”) the honorary title “King of Grapes.” Cabernet Franc, however, provides a slightly little lighter body wine with the dark fruit profile you can expect from Cabernet with earthy, spicy, and perfume-driven complexity. Since it lives in that medium body wine sweet spot Cabernet Franc can stand up to hearty dishes and lighter foods alike making it a quintessential adaptable wine.
This 2019 Anderson Valley Chardonnay brightens your taste buds with bursts of lemon, apple, and hints of slate with background aromas of peach blossom. This wine finds a balance between preserving the freshness of the fruit and a slightly rounded wine texture from our winemaking techniques.
Terratorium’s 2019 Chardonnay employs selective neutral-barrel fermentation. This technique added roundness and layered texture, but minimal oak flavors to the wine. The vast majority of the wine’s volume also did not undergo malolactic fermentation, preserving the natural crisp acidity of the grapes from harvest. Our wine was then aged sur-lie (on its original spent yeast) with occasional stirring early in the barrel aging to provide additional complexity.
The result is a vibrant wine that pairs perfectly with a sunny patio, serves as a fresh apéritif, or wonderful companion to your next crisp and delicate entrée.
Wine Dork Fact: Chardonnay is often called the “Winemaker’s grape.” Being a neutral grape the resulting wine clearly showcases the winemaking and aging techniques. Styles in Chardonnay can be rich and buttery or lean and crisp depending on the aging vessel and fermentation techniques. New oak imparts complex flavors and lush texture. Stainless steel provides a lean freshness with crisp flavors.
Wine can also go through what is called malolactic or secondary fermentation. This is a second fermentation while the wine is aging that can impart more rounded texture and flavors to the wine- like buttery notes. Preventing wine from going through secondary fermentation will limit buttery wine aromas in white wine and maintain tartness.
- Agency/Creative: TOMMYINK
- Article Title: Tommyink Creates a Lovely Packaging Design for Terratorium Wines
- Organisation/Entity: In-house, Published Commercial Design
- Project Type: Packaging
- Project Status: Published
- Agency/Creative Country: United States
- Market Region: North America
- Project Deliverables: Brand Creation, Brand Identity, Brand Naming, Brand Strategy, Brand World, Branding, Graphic Design, Illustration, Packaging Design, Tone of Voice
- Format: Bottle
- Substrate: Glass