We drove high up in the Swiss Alps to the tiny village of Arbaz and met with Hans-Peter Schmidt of Mythopia. For us it was a fascinating to see nature so alive and such biodiversity around the vines. The experiments of Hans-Peter and Romaine Schmidt don’t stop in the vineyards, but continue in the cellar. Current examples of this are the 10 years in barrique aged pinot noir wines called clockwork orange and shining. Hans-Peter has lots of patience with his wines and gives them exactly how long they need to be balanced and perfect. Most wines go through 6 month fermentation on the skins in stainless steel, white and red are treated the same. Then at least 2-3 years barrique maturation until bottling. Nothing added and nothing taken away at any step.
We left Mythopia incredibly happy and touched by such beautiful nature and wines, where nature and wine get a lot of space and trust. The results are speaking for themselves.