Region: Loire Valley
Grapes: Melon de Bourgogne
Both Marion and Manu of Complemen'Terre were born in Muscadet and have been around vineyards their whole lives. After a long time away working for winemakers in New Zealand and Chile, they settled in 2013 in the village of Le Pallet and work now with three grape varieties: Melon de Bourgogne, Folle Blanche and Gamay which are all vinified by parcel with the aim of showing off the varied volcanic terroir of the region.
Tribute is from one of Marion and Manu's south-facing plots where the grapes receive the most sunlight and thus this is a much fuller, riper expression of Melon de Bourgogne with rich, spiced apple fruit and plenty of creamy lees character while still retaining intense acidity.