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Marion Pescheux and Manuel Landron – Complément’ Terre, Muscadet

These two have really been around. After studying viticulture, Manuel went to New Zealand to work at Felton Road for one year. Marion soon joined him and somewhere between grapes and barrels they realized that wine was their thing.


They went back to France to work with Manuels father, Jo Landron, who’s been making Muscadet for quite a while. Then off again, this time to Argentina to work for Louis Antoine-Luyt. But since France is the shit (as we all know) they returned home once again.

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Marion went to viticulture school in Amboise and they both worked for 2 years in Mont Louis before starting their own project in Muscadet. This was in 2013 and the first vintage was made the year after, in 2014. They farm 8,5 hectares where 7,8 hectares is Muscadet. All the vineyards are worked organic. They have four different kinds of soils that gives four main cuvees; Croix Moriceau, NoLem, Le Breil and Le Mortier Gobin.

These wines are refreshing and have a beautiful minerality with nice fruit and high drinkability.

2015 La Croix Moriceau

Soil: Silt and sand on orthogneiss and amphibolite.
Grape: Muscadet
Appellation: AOC Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Age of Vines: 10-50 years
Yields: 35 hl/ha

Vinification: Direct press before fermenting and then aged for 8 months on the lees in concrete tank.


2015 Vin Pétillant Naturel Blanc Potion Mama
Soil: Silt and sand on orthogneiss and amphibolite.
Grape: 95% Muscadet, 5% Folle Blanches
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: 6 years
Yields: 30-40 hl/h

Vinification: Direct press before fermenting and then bottled in October with some sugar left to create some nice bubbles. Disgorged in October 2016. 2000 bottles produced.


2014 Mortier Gobin

Soil: Orthogneiss, quartz and siltstone on one hillside.
Grape: Muscadet
Appellation: AOC Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Age of Vines: 55 years
Yields: 25 hl/h

Vinification: Direct press before fermenting, then aged for 12 months on the lees in concrete tank.


2015 Breil
Soil: Orthogneiss, quartz and silica on the hillside opposite to Mortier Gobin.
Grape: Muscadet
Appellation: AOC Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Age of Vines: 30-40 years
Yields: 25 hl/h

Vinification: Direct press before fermenting and then aged 13 months on the lees in concrete tank.