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Gros Plant du Pays Nantais

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AOP/AOC by decree dated 16th November 2011

Vineyard

Location The Gros Plant du Pays

Nantais terroir extends across the whole of the Nantais   vineyards,  from   Ancenis    to Pornic. There are two major production areas: East of Sèvre et Maine on the one hand, (Loroux-Bottereau and Vallet) and Logne, Boulogne and  Herbauges  on  the  other, (Corcoué-sur-Logne and Saint- Philbert-de-Grand-Lieu.)

Vineyard area 610 ha.

Soils Soils are made up mainly of gneiss, mica schist and greenstone (gabbro and amphibolite).

Climate Chiefly temperate oceanic, a mix of sunshine and rain which gives the local wines their distinctive  elegance.  There  are  variations in climate between one end of the region and the other, caused by their varying distances from the coast, the Loire or other expanses of water.

 

Wine

Average annual production over the last 5 years 33,500 hl.

Base yield 70 hl/ha.

Grape variety Folle Blanche.

Growing practices:

Planting density 7,000 vines per hectare.

Pruning Single guyot pruning.

‘Sur Lie’ production.

 

Tasting Notes

Appearance Light in colour with a glimmer of green.

Nose Fruity and floral.

Palate Light, and bright, with an elegant vivacity and fruitiness shining through. Wines aged on lees are  rounder  and more  supple; Lees aging also gives Gros Plant  du  Pays Nantais a distinctively crisp, vibrant character.

Serve at 9 – 11°.C

Food/wine pairings Gros Plant du Pays Nantais pairs particularly well with shellfish, notably oysters.

 
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