Winemaking: Organic viniculture, Herbicide-free farming, Traditional hand picking, Use of natural yeast. Natural Wine - unfiltered and without S02.
"We give thousand reasons to explain what we do. Without Illusion we wouldn’t succeed in anything. We imagine the world to make her fit to the image that suits our façon d’être. Illusion is what makes us wish to stay alive. And if it’s that then it is better to stay ahead of yourself drinking a good wine. It doesn’t matter if it’s an illusion or only real, as long as you believe it."
Illusion at The International Pinot Noir Tasting NZ 2017: Sweet, malty and a bit spicy with some earthy hints. Tastes quite natural with lively, slightly lifted acidity and some notes of tea leaves and herbs. Grippy tannins on the finish. Thought-provoking and natural, and flirting with funkiness. (Jamie Goode)
Hans Peter Schmidt - The winemakers of Mythopia Illusion Pinot Noir from Switzerland Besides Mythopia Illusion see all Mythopia wines.
The Legend of Mythopia Facing the highest summits of the Alps, the steep slopes of the Mythopia vineyard have become a paradise, home to fragrant flowers, fruit trees, rare birds and more than 60 species of butterflies. It’s a vineyard exuding biodiversity where the ecosystem is sustained by a symbiotic network of uncountable species. The vineyard is no longer a hostile monoculture with naked soil but a beautiful natural system designed to produce grapes expressing the subtleties of its terroir. The soil is activated by accompanying plants and the air is full of the music of bumblebees and the perfume of wild blossoms. In 2009 the Mythopia vineyard assumed the role of the research centre for the Ithaka Foundation and its Institute for Carbon Intelligence. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, methods and strategies have been developed for an ecological and economically sustainable viniculture. In addition the vineyard plays a major role in researching agricultural methods having a positive influence on the climate and biodiversity.
"The grapes we harvest in Mythopia prosper without the interference of oenological products. Our wines are made from grapes and air, nothing more."