Grapes: Pinot Noir
Hans Peter-Schmidt took over the production of these vineyards in Valais, Switzerland in 2004 and began converting the land to organics. The project is all about biodiversity, and all the vineyards are beautifully overgrown and lush. Zero sulphur is used.
Made with Pinot Noir grown on schist at incredibly high altitude. After a gentle fermentation with partially de-stemmed grapes, the wine then spends at least years in small, used oak barrels to mature. Lively acidity, with complex notes of tea leaves, with spicy earthy notes. Funky in the best way, but beautifully balanced.