(from the winemaker Keith Johnson)
Devium is about creating something unique, it is about minimalist winemaking, early picking and special vineyards. It is about neutral barrels, spontaneous fermentations and foot stomping. It is about respecting the land, the grapes and my customers. My wines are unadulterated, pure and full of energy.
Finally, we have the 2019 French Creek Mourvèdre “Sans Soufre”! Until June, I had no intention of bottling my “Sans Soufre” barrels by themselves. I didn’t find that the wine had as much personality as I am looking for to create this special bottling. However, after tasting the wine at the last minute when the decision had to be made, I was blown away. The transformation that it underwent over the course of its time in old barrels was tremendous. This wine is packed full of personality: lithe, fresh and more than a little bit wild, drink this one at Thanksgiving because its perfect. I am sounding like a broken record now, but this wine is ALSO VERY LIMITED.