Devium Weather Eye Vineyard

$89.58 $63.10

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Description

“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. A note on “minimalist winemaking”: I believe that every winemaker puts some of themselves in their wines and that the production methods and finished product should reflect their viewpoint and philosophy on life. I use the phrase “minimalist winemaking” for lack of a better term. Maybe I should borrow from the great Masanobu Fukuoka, and his “Do-Nothing Agriculture”, and start referring to my winemaking as “Do-Nothing Fermentation”. To make wine in this way, eschewing modern techniques, chemicals, fining agents and current trends, I believe, is to get to the purest core of what it is to make wine. In my view, the finished wines reflect this hands off, primal approach in a way that I can only describe as an increase in energy and life and soul. I hope you love these soulful wines as much as I do.” – Keith Johnson, owner/winemaker Devium Wines

45% Graciano, 30% Mourvedre, 15% Grenache, 10% Syrah. The first wine from this incredible vineyard project available in Alberta. Co-picked and co-fermented, this wine is built around a beautiful north facing block of Graciano perched at the top of Red Mountain. Even though these grapes are sourced from Red Mountain, the north slope falls outside of the AVA, so is therefore labeled Columbia Valley. Before grapes were planted, the top of Red Mountain is about as perfect of an example of Eastern Washington high desert as you can imagine. Arid, austere and covered in wildflowers, sage brush and coyotes. This wine is all of those things, a true product of its environment, you can taste the sage and yarrow and if you listen closely, you might just hear a coyote calling to the night sky. This is a monumental wine from a monumental site

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Local Delivery
Orders made before 9am are eligible for same-day delivery.  All orders made after 9am will be next day delivery.
No delivery offered on Sundays.
 
Shipping
5 – 7 days within Alberta.