We drove high into 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 experimentation of Hans-Peter and Romaine Schmidt doesn't stop in the vineyards, but continues in the cellar. Current examples of this are the 10 year, barrique-aged Pinot Noir wines called Clockwork Orange and Shining. Hans-Peter has a lot of patience with his wines and gives them as long as they need to become balanced. Most wines go through 6 month fermentation on the skins in stainless steel, with white and red 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.