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Complémen’ Terre, Muscadet

These two have really been around. After studying viticulture, Manuel Landron went to New Zeeland to work at Felton Road for one year. Marion Pescheux 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 Chile 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 managed organically. They have four different kinds of soils that give four main cuvées; Croix Moriceau, NoLem, Le Breil and Le Mortier Gobin.

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

2018 La Croix Moriceau

Soil: Silt and sand on orthogneiss and amphibolite.
Grape: Melon de Bourgogne
Appellation: AOC Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Age of Vines: Planted in 1969 – 2009
Yields: 35 hl/ha

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


2018 Ker ma

Soil: Amphibolite
Grape:Melon de Bourgogne
Appellation: AOC Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Age of Vines: Planted in 1976-1986
Yields: 25 hl/h

Vinification: Direct press before fermenting and then aged for 13 months on the lees in old oak barrels.


2018 Breil

Soil: Orthogneiss, quartz and silica on the hillside opposite to Mortier Gobin.
Grape: Melon de Bourgogne
Appellation: AOC Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Age of Vines: Planted in 1976 – 1986
Yields: 25 hl/h

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


2017 Tribute

Soil: Sandstone
Grape: Melon de Bourgogne
Appellation: AOC Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Age of Vines: Planted in 1967
Yields: 25 hl/h

Vinification: Direct press before fermenting and then aged for 9 months on the lees in concrete tank.


2016 Vin Pétillant Naturel Blanc Potion Mama

Soil: Silt and sand on orthogneiss and amphibolite.
Grape: Melon de Bourgogne, 5% Folle Blanches
Appellation: Vin de France
Age of Vines: Planted in 2009
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 2017.


2014 Mortier Gobin

Soil: Orthogneiss, quartz and siltstone on one hillside.
Grape: Melon de Bourgogne
Appellation: AOC Muscadet Sèvre et Maine
Age of Vines: Planted in 1959
Yields: 25 hl/h

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