Winemaking: Organic viniculture, Herbicide-free farming, Traditional hand picking, Use of natural yeast. Natural Wine - unfiltered and without S02.
A Pinot Noir now only known by very old Valaisians. Unpressed and without ever seeing a pump, this wine, fermented with wild grape yeast and without SO2, is left to age in old oak barrels for 2 years. To fully preserve the aromas, the wine is left unfiltered and is bottled by hand.
Tasting: Aromas of red and black berries, black cherries, intensive; velvety on the palate, fine-grained tannins, good acidity, elegant, light - very good length
Mike Bennie from Wine Traveler: "The Pi-No is a more serious wine, finetuned with ribbons of suede tannins and showing game meat-like complexity and savouriness. It’s an elegant, beautiful wine."
Hans Peter Schmidt - The winemakers of Mythopia Illusion Pinot Noir from Switzerland Besides Mythopia Illusionsee 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."