A monk wine worthy of worshiping
This rare white grape variety is cultivated mainly in the canton of Graubünden, over a modest 1.7 hectares. Wine growing has been documented in Malans since 926, but the Completer was first mentioned by name in 1321. The name derives from the evening prayer “Completorium” or “Completa,” as the wine was drunk by monks of Chur after the prayer as a restorative.
Vintners from Malans have cherished and cared for the grape for many centuries, which is why it is often also called the vine of Malans. Because of its striking acidity, the Completer nearly became extinct in the middle of the last century. It recovered, however, and is finding ever more enthusiasts.