Mythopia

 

Hans Peter-Schmidt took over the production of these vineyards in Valais, Switzerland in 2004 and began converting the land to organics. Mythopia is a project designed to explore the effects of bio-diversity on wine production. Hans’ own words describe this project the best:

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. The grapes we harvest in Mythopia do not need any forcing interference with oenological substances. Our wines are made from grapes and air, nothing more.”

http://www.mythopia.ch/en/


Jadis — Back to the top
jadis

Jadis tech sheet

Age of Vines: 30 years old

Yields: 45 hl/ha

Soil: Calcarous-schiste

Varieties: Fendant/Reze

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and partially destemmed. They ferment with indigenous yeast in 1000-liter stainless steel tanks for about 1 week during which time pigeage is performed. Some of the wine is transferred to used 400-liter oak barrels and the wine ages for 2 more years without intervention. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration and zero sulfur is added.


Pi-No — Back to the top
pi-no

Pi-No tech sheet

Age of Vines: 45 years old

Yields: 25 hl/ha

Soil: Calcarous-schiste

Varieties: Pinot Noir

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and partially destemmed. They ferment with indigenous yeast in 1000-liter stainless steel tanks for about 12 weeks during which time pigeage is performed. Some of the wine is transferred to used 400-liter oak barrels and the wine ages for 2 more years without intervention. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration and zero sulfur is added.


Illusion — Back to the top

illusion_2013Illusion tech sheet

Age of Vines: 45 years old

Yields: 25 hl/ha

Soil: Calcarous-schiste

Varieties: Pinot Noir

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and partially destemmed. They ferment with indigenous yeast in 1000-liter stainless steel tanks for about 12 weeks during which time pigeage is performed. Some of the wine is transferred to used 400-liter oak barrels and the wine ages for 2 more years without intervention. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration and zero sulfur is added.


Disobedience — Back to the top 

 

Age of Vines: 30 years old

Yields: 40 hl/ha

Soil: Calcarous-schiste

Varieties: Fendant

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and partially destemmed. They ferment with indigenous yeast in 1000-liter stainless steel tanks for about 12 weeks during which time pigeage is performed. The skins remain in contact with the juice for the entire 12 weeks. The wine ages in 225 liter used wooden barrels for 4 years without intervention. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration and zero sulfur is added.